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Salad Days Magazine | February 25, 2024

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Wave Machines – Counting Birds – Video


‘Counting Birds’ is the haunting, visionary new single and video from synth-pop quartet Wave Machines. Wave Machines 2009′s cult album ‘Wave If You’re Really There’ lead to acclaimed live shows with Flaming Lips and Roxy Music, a string of radio airplay and sessions on 6Music, Radio 1 and XFM, as well as a spectacular run of sell-out headliners at Shoreditch Church.

This long awaited follow-up reveals a band with a darker, more nuanced vision for their lush disco-hook sound. Simultaneously intimate and epic, haunting and direct, ‘Counting Birds’ is a Ghost Town for an electronic era, pointing towards what will be a massive return-to-the-fray of one of the most promising acts of the last few years.

‘Counting Birds’ is accompanied by a video from Wave Machines‘ long-time art-director Scott Spencer and producer Token Films, with a startling new take on the glitch/data-mosh trope, drawing out the psychedelic, twisted intimacy of the track.

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