After four years away The Wytches return with new single Cowboy, Getintothis’ Claire Cook tells all.
The Wytches are back with their first new material in four years with single Cowboy.
Cowboy is The Wytches‘ first single to be heard from their new line-up.
Recorded with Luke Oldfield at Tile House Studios, the track has been released today on their own label Cable Code Records [listen below].
The band’s first two albums, Annabel Dream Reader and All Your Happy Life were released in quick succession, both coming out in the space of two years.
Quickly gaining attention as as one of the country’s most exciting new bands, The Wytches bagged festival slots at SXSW, Reading & Leeds and Glastonbury, and toured with METZ, Fat White Family and Death Grips across the US and Europe.
Following the departure of their drummer and the band coming close to ‘burning out and imploding’, front man Kristian Bell explained: “We were disheartened by the whole thing.
“All the work that goes into getting a band off its feet and into the public felt like something we’d have to try all over again.”
Luckily, after a few years away, Bell, alongside bassist Dan Rumsey and guitarist Mark Breed, began demoing together again.
He added: “We’ve come back feeling re-energised and rejuvenated. We were going through the motions but now things feel right again.”
Speaking of their new track, Bell says: “It’s a song about attempting to return to a better state of mind. Cowboy was a holding place title as it seemed like a riff that a cowboy would enjoy.
“It had 4 or 5 different verses and structures before the final recorded version and by then the name had stuck.”