Wovoka Gentle | Wovoka Gentle EP [Blue]
Out 27th November 2015 on Yucatan Records
Host tracks off the EP
Photo Credit: Sequoia Ziff
“Surreal is really the only word that comes to mind for such an impressive introduction” Consequence of Sound
“Guitars and harmonies are still very much this trio’s bread ‘n’ butter, but they haunt frets with samples, and manipulate rhythms and textures with aplomb” The Line of Best Fit
“Sound timeless and without place” Black Plastic
“There’s a Tame Impala groove going on here, but even still, the band go the extra mile to make something more of it, to make it their own” WTGR
‘Radio Track (Unaired)’
Following on from the success of their impressive debut self-titled EP in the summer, Blue continues to exhibit Wovoka Gentle’s fusing of 60s-inspired psychedelic landscapes, sampling, analogue synthesis and sound manipulation with traditional songwriting discipline.
At the heart of Wovoka Gentle is the conscious desire to push boundaries and to grow artistically whilst ensuring that bare-bones folk songwriting and structure are central to all of their pieces – this grounding allows the London outfit to house their ambitious and artistically-conscious soundscapes into a form that is both creatively provoking and open to the listener’s own personal narratives.
‘Piece Is Its Own Reward’
Live performances are a feast for the eyes as well as the ears, with performance art instillations and visual projections being important elements to help bring Wovoka Gentle’s world to listeners. Their only show to date was a sell out at London’s Cecil Sharp House.
Wovoka Gentle EP [Blue] takes the power of traditional songwriting and bathes it in Americana-inspired psychedelic overtones, creating a unique meld that speaks deeply to the listener and is dripping in artistic intent.
‘You Have Saved Our Lives, We Are Eternally Grateful’
Wovoka Gentle are twin sisters Imogen Mason and Ellie Mason and William Stokes. The EP is due for release on the 27th November 2015 via Yucatan Records.
They play a headline show at Electrowerkz on the 23rd November (Tonight) for Parallel Lines.