Label: Ghost Ramp
TL;DR: Read the review. 6/10
Wavves is certainly a band that has taken the independent scene by storm. The (now) band fronted by Nathan Williams causing a few waves in 2009 with sophomore effort Wavvves, a record full of lo-fi and distortion which gripped the balls of the blogosphere and pulled them over their heads. The sudden rush of popularity became too much for Williams as he went into a meltdown during a live performance, ultimately tarnishing their reputation as ‘the next big thing’.
But these days, Wavves is now comprised of Stephen Pope and drummer Jacob Cooper, and as a result a much cleaner and controlled sound has protruded from the surf pop group. New single I Wanna Meet Dave Grohl is the first track to drop from Wavves’ upcoming EP, Life Sux, but there has also been speculation as to whether or not it will also feature on upcoming LP, Wavvvves.
The track has a great indie feel to it, in terms of mainstream indie, the palm muted guitar mixed with a pretty jangly sounding solo could make it on any Pidgeon Detectives/Arctic Monkeys record. The sound explodes once the drums kick in, though the distortion takes a break in the back in the meantime, creating a wall of solid noise while Williams croons of his need to meet Dave Grohl.
Infact the strongest part of the song is Williams’ vocals. They have never sounded so strong before, and Williams sounds very confident with nearly shouting his needs on top of the solid instrumentation. The one complaint is the length of the track; it’s five minutes long but could have easily achieved its purpose in two or three.
However, it’s Time Like These that make me wonder what’s next for Wavves. I’m no Pretender in thinking I’ll be listening to this track All My Life, but with a bit of Rope it could easily stretch to being a great song for the summer. This Is A Call to Grohl to fulfil Williams’ promise, and I don’t think he’s ever gonna Let It Die.
Here the song and download it for free (Right click > Save) HERE