Glasgow’s The Ninth Wave release their new single ‘Piece and Pound Coins’, a new taster of their next full length body of work, due out in 2022.
A compelling track, ‘Piece and Pound Coins’ was produced by the band themselves and mixed by Max Heyes (Massive Attack, Doves, Lucia & The Best Boys, Primal Scream). Amidst a distinctly chilling atmosphere, rolling piano lines weave their way through chugging percussion with the track standing as a stark examination of grief and loss.
Speaking on the release of ‘Piece and Pound Coins’, singer Haydn Park-Patterson said, “I wrote this song about a friend who passed away a number of years ago. I’ve never really felt like I wanted to/could write about him for a number of reasons, but I guess the main one was because that for a long time, I wouldn’t have known what to write.”
Listen to ‘Piece and Pound Coins’ by The Ninth Wave on the Shoot Music New Releases Playlist on Spotify.
Haydn continues, “Writing about death is a world away from writing about heartache/love/friendships because there’s nobody to listen to the song and wonder ‘is that about me?’. It’s a strange feeling, to write a song about someone that you know can’t ever hear it.”
The track is released today alongside a stunning video directed by Rianne White. It also comes off the back of the band’s recent singles ‘Everything Will Be Fine’ and ‘Maybe
You Didn’t Know’; their Faris Badwan (The Horrors)-produced EP Happy Days! (2020) and their AIM Award and Scottish Album of the Year-nominated debut album Infancy (2019).
Constantly developing and pushing their sound into exciting new territory, sonically The Ninth Wave are challenging expectations and preconceptions of the their music with this new material. Leaning toward influence from contemporaries such as Massive Attack, Young Fathers, Mount Kimbie and Portishead – the quartet assuredly retain their own distinct songwriting craft and approach.
The Ninth Wave are: Millie Kidd (bass, vocals), Haydn Park-Patterson (guitar, vocals), Kyalo Searle-Mbullu (keys) and Calum Stewart (drums).