It’s been 5 months since The Ninth Wave released the first half of their debut album Infancy (Part 1), which saw the band go from strength to strength, defying genre conventions and proving themselves to be a band to keep your eye on. This week sees the band release the concluding half of Infancy .
Human Behaviour opens this half of Infancy, which sees the band flourish with orchestral instrumentation being used for the first time. Millie Kidd’s wonderful piano chords then wrap flawlessly around Haydn Park-Patterson’s vocals which tell the story of a breakdown of a relationship.
This then leads into the second track Imitation which combines 80’s pop with modern rock to create something really special. Imitation holds an anthemic melody which captures the listeners attention from the offset.
Following this comes fan favourite, Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter. Already a highlight in The Ninth Wave’s live sets, the track’s infectiousness is juxtaposed by the depth of the lyrics. Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter is a celebration of isolation, an appreciation of being alone.
Another highlight of Infancy Part 2 is Unspoken, a haunting yet stunning number which sees Millie Kidd’s calming and melodic vocals soar. Unspoken is a cinematic masterpiece, truly proving the talent that The Ninth Wave possess.
Overall, Infancy is a masterfully crafted album which comes straight from the hearts of Haydn Park-Patterson and Millie Kidd. Listeners can expect to be deeply moved by the wonderful lyrics, with every track guaranteed to sound better live. This album leaves us eager to see what will come next for the band.