Ahead of the release of their debut album ‘Congregation’ on 21st October via Sony’s Music For Nations, Manchester’s Witch Fever are sharing new track ‘I Saw You Dancing’.
“This is a song on the album that we’re really excited about as really it’s the first time we’ve written and allowed a song to have space and time to breathe!” Singer Amy Walpole explains. “We’ve been so used to writing quick thrashy tunes it was fun to experiment and write slower ones for the album. We really love the drone of the guitar, the rattle of the bass and the reverb on the snare drum, as well as the vocals being a little more relaxed and expressive”.
Speaking on the video Amy adds, “Horror has always been a genre that we’ve drawn inspiration from for lyrics and artwork because it’s such a potent and multi-layered genre. Horror has such a potential for holding a mirror up to society to reveal the oppression it continues to uphold. Typical elements of horror include violence, suspense, fear and the abject which are powerful fictional tools to expose the dark underbelly of society. Horror isn’t known for being the most progressive or inclusive genre, often centring straight white men, and portraying women and people of colour as either helpless victims, monstrous villains, or a side story to push the male characters plot line forward. Furthermore horror has also historically ignored the existence of marginalised genders and members of the LGBTQ+ community.”
Check it out below.
01. Blessed Be Thy
02. Beauty and Grace
03. At The Core
07. I Saw You Dancing
12. Slow Burn
See Witch Fever live at the following dates:
26 – Reading Festival
27 – Leeds Festival
01 – The Fleece, Bristol w/ Cancer Bats
03 – Joiners, Southampton w/ Cancer Bats
04 – Forum, Tunbridge Wells w/ Cancer Bats
06 – The Dome, London w/ Cancer Bats
07 – New Cross Inn, London w/ Cancer Bats
08 – o2 Academy2 , Oxford w/ Cancer Bats
09 – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham w/ Cancer Bats
10 – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes w/ Cancer Bats
11 – Mama Roux, Birmingham w/ Cancer Bats
12 – Arts Club Loft, Liverpool w/ Cancer Bats
13 – Rebellion, Manchester w/ Cancer Bats
14 – Sin City, Swansea w/ Cancer Bats
15 – Tower Ballroom, Hull w/ Cancer Bats
16 – The Key Club, Leeds w/ Cancer Bats
17 – Garage, Glasgow w/ Cancer Bats
21 – Reeperbahn Festival
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