Glaswegian outfit The Ninth Wave start 2019 in expectedly melodramatic manner with new single ‘Half Pure’. It is a sneering observation of our superficial society, turned into a stomping anthem thanks to imposing walls of synth and militant percussion. It’s by far the biggest song they have produced so far and reflects a new found confidence found following their momentous 2018 which included the release of the Never Crave Attention EP. The doomful duo won support from the likes of Radio 1, NME, Wonderland and more.

They stride towards the mainstream in their own unique way on ‘Half Pure’, merging heavy riffs and brutal lyrics with 80’s-esque pop sensibilities, reminiscent of greats including The Cure and Tears For Fears. Speaking about the track, Haydn says: “‘Half Pure’ is our commentary on the fake and shallow aspects of our society that we all encounter and partake in. It’s a lament about the frustration of existing inside our plastic WW3.”

The band will shortly be taking to the road to play shows alongside whenyoung as well as a huge support slot with fellow Scots Chvrches at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro. Follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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