The Ninth Wave – Infancy Part 1

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Today sees The Ninth Wave release the first half of their debut album, Infancy Part 1. The Glaswegian duo is already making a large impact in the gig scene, defying genre conventions and shaping up to be a standout contender in those to watch this year.

Infancy is being released in two parts with the second being released this winter. First track, Broken Design is an exploration of self torment and heaps of paranoia, within this track it’s evidently clear that The Ninth Wave have a way with words, documenting their own personal perspectives on life in a relatable manner.

Next up is Used To Be Yours, a gothic track which is basked in 80’s influences, making it obvious what has made the band successful thus far. Written about the No Man’s Land you end up in after a relationship the track tells the story of inability to find comfort in your own company. Used To Be Yours is a highlight of this album, an addictive taste of what’s to come from the rest of Infancy.

The Ninth Wave – Used To Be Yours

Half Pure may be seen as The Ninth Wave’s strongest release to date, possessing a stand-out chorus and the catchiest synth. It is an observation of shallow society and the frustration that it holds.

A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win, sees The Ninth Wave wearing their hearts upon their sleeves, a track much different to the others, written about a damaged relationship. The track has dark, chilling synths that are truly unique and beautiful.

Final track, upon the first half of the album, is First Encounters a stunning track with touching, relateable lyrics that will leave listeners hungry for more.

Infancy (Part 1) is an amazing listen which takes you on an exploration of the darker pits of society and what makes us human. The debut has just enough content to satisfy listeners, yet is short enough to still leave listeners lingering for more.

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The Ninth Wave - Infancy Part 1

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Katie Macbeth

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Katie Macbeth is a freelance music journalist for Indie Is Not A Genre based out of Manchester, presenter of @drunktankthink, and post punk enthusiast.

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