It’s no secret that Nathan Williams is somewhat of a musical machine. After all, over the past seven years, Wavves – his 2008 project which has since morphed into a fully-fledged punk rock band – have managed to rack up a five-album discography, all while their leader runs riot collaborating and creating with various other projects. And yet somehow, having so many things going on hasn’t been a distraction for the outfit. It’s in the midst of this constant whirlwind of creativity that Wavves have found themselves at their peak.
Thrashingly good from the getgo, ‘V’ is a record that not only aims to cause a good old ruckus but to have a laugh whilst doing it. From the boisterous brattiness of opener ‘Heavy Metal Detox’ through to the sunshiney carefree nature of ‘All The Same’ (which comes sprinkled with just a little mocking for good measure), from the pummelling introduction of ‘Way Too Much’ to the thundering chorus of ‘Flamezsez’, this is an album packed with energy and chaos, rough-around-the-edges but still filled with satisfying earworms.
Contagious and sarcastic, in-your-face and self-aware yet ultimately all about cutting loose, Wavves have offered up an album that proves themselves as leaders in the punk pack.
Get your copy of the latest issue
More like this
Lifted from their newest album ‘Hideaway’.
It both bears the hallmarks of the band’s previous output and nods to the more introspective state they’re currently occupying.
It comes ahead of the release of new album ‘Hideaway’.
It’s the biggest and best new numbers from the past seven days.