One of 2016’s breakthrough bands, Canadian four-piece Weaves, have announced today the release of their second album, ‘Wide Open’, altogether with the first single, ‘#53’. It will definitely be one of the most awaited records this Autumn, after the critically-acclaimed debut and a series of live sets all around the world that set the expectations to a high level for the indie outfit.
Halfway between punk, garage and psychedelic rock, Weaves keep working their signature sound that encompasses characteristic distorted guitars and haunting drum sections. The band’s freewheeling compositional style is grounded again by Jasmine Burke’s songwriting. ‘#53’ showcases her distinctive tone, that rapidly became a proper hallmark for the lot.
On the genesis of the new record and the first single off it, she says: “We got back from the tour with Mitski on November 22nd and I started writing November 23rd. We spent three months writing and pretty much figured out the album in its entirety in that timeframe. With the year we had I think we really hit this sweet spot where your brain is fully ready for something new, but has absorbed all of this information and it all just spews out. It was all really based on initial instinct and we just sort of let music happen. When writing ‘#53’ I let out how I was feeling about a lot of things. Existing on the road, existing at home, living in a time when a lot of younger people feel helpless it’s all given me a new vigor and desire to be ferocious with our music.”
The follow-up to Weaves’ self-titled debut will be out on October 6th via Memphis Industries. The band have also announced a US + UK/EU tour for this Autumn, touching base in London on November 21st, for a night at the iconic Oslo in Hackney. Meantime, listen to the compelling ‘#53’ and check artwork and tracklist for ‘Wide Open’ below here.
‘Wide Open’ – Tracklist