Following the release of recent scorcher 'Waving Past Nirvana', Queens, NY band WIVES have unleashed a second new song called 'Workin'', which makes us even more excited for their soon-to-be-announced debut album.

They tell us: "'Workin'' was a poem written while having a nervous breakdown in a 3rd floor walk up in Brooklyn, NY. My inward turmoil became the outward predicament of all of us workin' stiffs. The ground actually did turn over and the floorboards were shifted. It must have been a manifestation of something going on inside my brain, and all the visions were coming at me in stop motion waves. The band played this track in one take and it was so good that we had to keep it and adjust the vocals slightly to fit the contours, which is how the chorus came about. The chorus being more or less the macro view of what was going in inside of my micro consciousness. From the personal out into the universal, but only because of that great guitar line!"

The new track is the sound of four men in a room, doing exactly what the song title suggests: 'Workin''. The track grinds and grooves along in waves of squalling guitar and unwearying percussion, dragging your tired mind through the rest of your work day and out into the sunshine of freedom. Even when surrounded by chaos and stress, as described in the above quote, they haul themselves through it, finding musical and emotional strnegth in one another and reproducing it as the alt-rock juggernaut that is 'Workin''.

WIVES have signed to City Slang who will release their 'Waving Past Nirvana' 7" on May 24th, and their debut album in the near future. WIVES will be playing their debut EU and UK shows at these dates:

Apr 26th | Nantes, FR - Festival L'Ere de Rien
Apr 27th | London, UK - Test Pressing Festival
Apr 29th | Berlin, DE - ACUD
May 1st | Arlon, BE - Aralunaires Festival
May 2nd | Paris, FR - Supersonic Festival
May 3rd | Amsterdam, NL - Club Achtung! @ Q Factory
May 4th | Leffinge, BE - Cafe de Zwerver
May 6th | Nottingham, UK - Chameleon
May 7th | London, UK - Shacklewell Arms
May 8th | Bristol, UK - Rough Trade
May 9th | Brighton, UK - Love Thy Neighbour Showcase @ The Hope (downstairs)
May 10th | Brighton, UK - Republic Of Music @ Shipwright’s Yard
May 10th | Brighton, UK - Neat Neat Neat Showcase @ East Street Tap