Single release: The Dawn by The Wands
Release date: 14 April 2014
Label: Levitation Records & Fuzz Club Records
Listen: on official website
“We’ve been spoiled for psych this year, but dapper Danes The Wands aren’t letting a glut of competitors bother them. Experience their mazy, dope-strong songs…” - The Fly
“Hailing from Denmark, psych duo The Wands are the aural sound of an acid trip at the blissed-out point when your arms appear to be made of rainbows. Early single ‘Hello I Know The Blow You Grow Is Magic’ should give a fair indication of their penchant for the mind-altering, while the warped guitar bends and lyrics about “opening your mind” of ‘The Door’ are as brilliantly whacked out as they come.” – Lisa Wright, NME
The Wands are a Danish psych duo formed in 2011 by childhood friends Christian Skibdal and Mads Gräs, who might as well be time-travelling wizards as their sound is a straight throwback to the 60’s psychedelia with subtle, contemporary touch-ups.
Bursting out of a creative community in Copenhagen, they played their first show in a dark living room in an old villa belonging to their friends. The Woken Trees, facing a crowd of friends who couldn’t believe their own ears, they had no clue what kind of magic potion the two long-haired lads had been brewing on behind their backs.
In August 2012 they were picked up by Fuzz Club Records which lead to the pressing of their debut EP, ‘Hello I Know The Blow You Grow Is Magic’, released on 10” coloured vinyl in November 2012. The launch was celebrated with a sold-out show in the old Freetown of Christiania just one week after the band opened the first edition of The Reverb Conspiracy Festival in London with a show that left everyone whispering their name throughout the entire weekend.
They’ve earlier played with members of other bands around Copenhagen such as The Road To Suicide, The Love Coffin and The Woken Trees. Since 2012 they’ve played more than 40 gigs around European venues and festivals.
The band is now working hard on their debut album from which first single; ‘The Dawn’ is set to be released in February 2014 on Levitation Records & Fuzz Club Records. Teaming up with Australian video director, Imogen Smyth-Prado, who has earlier produced a music video for The Raveonettes and they played two showcases at the Eurosonic Noorderslag in January 2014.
29.03 – TALLINN MUSIC WEEK
12.04 – THE PRISMATIC ROOM FESTIVAL, THE SHACKWELL ARMS, LONDON
13.04 – BIRTHDAYS, LONDON