Thursday, 2 July 2009
Wave Machines - Wave If You're Really There
After gaining a lot of hype last year with great feedback from playing the BBC introducing stage at festivals such as Latitude there has been a fair amount of speculation about their debut 'Wave If You're Really There,' and so there should be. Wave Machines have a lot to offer with a variation of old synths and guitars with unorthodox lyrics and production that gives them a very analogue sound which adds to their charm as any sort of over production could really kill off a band like Wave Machines.
The album soars between the spaced out dreamy pop such as 'Carry Me Back To My Home' and 'Wave If You're Really There' to the eighties inspired synthy funk of 'I Go I Go I Go' etc. Although Wave Machines have the problem of getting lost in between god knows how many other synth pop bands around at the moment, I feel they add something quite refreshing to the mix and with the festival circuit in full flow they are bound to gain a huge fanbase.