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Wavves - Dreams of Granduer

Nathan Williams’ latest sounds like a bratty and unruly toddler.

Like a bratty and unruly toddler, Wavves’ new track ‘Dreams of Grandeur’ sees the band crash back onto the scene in all their surfy angst glory. Unlike a screeching infant, though, it’s a total ball listening to this on the tube, or at the supermarket, or wherever else your headphones might take you. ‘Dreams of Grandeur’ is a scuzzy lo-fi gem with charged up energy, drawling vocals and a fuzzy distorted outro. The track features alongside a Best Coast cover of Nirvana’s ‘Dumb’ and is the first release from Ghost Ramp Monthly – Wavves frontman and all-round mastermind Nathan Williams’ subscription service. ‘The situation’s fucked, I’m not someone to run to’ moans Williams as he warns of demons and hints to John Milton’s Satanic epic novel ‘Paradise Lost’. Cheery stuff! It’s the infectious riffs and clattering drums that’ve come to define the rough-around-the-edges Wavves sound, that eventually pick his head up again. On ‘Dreams of Grandeur’ Wavves manage to sound urgent and arresting while still effortlessly maintaining their casual slacker nonchalance. If this Wavves riot is anything to go by, Ghost Ramp Monthly promises to serve up some real treats. Sign us up.

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