Look at these cheeky chappies posing on what looks to be the tennis courts of the school grounds! Here's the deal; imagine what Here's Andy would sound like with a whole band? That's right, London-based Wayde is the answer. Third Outing Introduces this genuine talent
It’s a coming of age and fear of becoming an adult type deal. When we were writing it was never intentionally meant to have a meaning, but retrospectively there are undertones of reality crushing childhood dreams like Rivita.
We recorded the EP ourselves which was a nice change our traditional way, so having complete control over how we wanted everything was a touch. Then we had a lot of fun tracking guitars in Tyrone’s living room, a place where the beer flows like wine, where beautiful women instinctively flock like the salmon of Capistrano"
sElf Canon: We listened to a lot of sElf, we really liked the big wall of sound guitars and driving grooves and it became the nucleus for the sound we wanted to explore as Wayde // Slowdive 40 Days: We really like the atmospheric sounds of overly-reverberated guitars letting loose a load of colourful noise at your ears // David Bowie Space Oddity: The rising texture in this song is so cool, we maybe tried to steal that...
"We constantly argue over stupid conspiracy theories in a very fiery manner...our music is foot-stomping thigh-slapping
balls to the walls dangerous..."
Wayde's latest EP is the kind of dirt-caked guitar progression and proudly imperfect album which remains flawless, despite doing nothing new musically. Wayde's sound is overwhelming, not oppressive. The sonic expanse is even more mind-blowing. The band manage to create a sprawling, psychedelic record, dotted by fast and fuzzed-out rock & roll.
In other words, Wayde are in-between garage rock and shoegaze. The transition from Anti Hero to Incomplete proves this point. The first starts with a "T Rex style" heavy rhythm dusted with driving melody. On Incomplete there's enough of a melody, a compellingly harrowing one at that, to sustain the song's four minutes of "swirling". "Let's run, more speed, I'm feeling like I'm tripping free" sings the band.
There are two ways of looking at it. You could either say the band's ambition is to showcase their wide range of styles. The band hasn't found their own sound yet, so they're experimenting and having fun, trying new things. This works. The other way is to say that each song cancels out whatever sensations you might have felt with the previous song. For example, the slow, catchy opener Easy (Don't Be Long) melts into the bulky Anti Hero and then into the vertiginous mid-tempo shoegaze style...you get the idea.