London based three-piece The Wharves combine gracefully minimal psyche-rock with fuzzed out folk. Their songwriting remains consistently rich throughout 'At Bay' largely due to the startling harmonies of Gemma Fleet (bass) and Dearbhla Minogue (guitar) bonding each of the albums 13 tracks. The glorious production courtesy of Rory Attwell (The Vaccines, Mazes, Veronica Falls) makes for one of 2014's most unique debuts.
They invoke the reverberated spook of 60s girl groups, the mid-fi guitar crunch of Kim Deal's The Amps, the vocal flavours of The Roches and the narrative and structural panache of 70's progressive folk. Marion Andrau's thunderous drumming drives through these compositions, ensuring the wealth of disparate influences remain focused and celebratory.
Recorded and mixed by Bratwell Recordings at Lightship95. Mastered by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering.
Artwork by Anna Peaker.
500 copies on 180g vinyl with reverse board sleeve. Comes with digital download
1000 copies in CD digipack
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New Zealand - Southbound
Scandinavia - Border
United States - Red Eye and Forced Exposure
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