The Ninth Wave reveal the video for their latest track ‘Flower Into Wounds’, taken from their debut album ‘Infancy’ which is out now on Distiller Records. listen to the album here.
The track’s title is taken from the opening line of a chapter in J. G. Ballard’s infamous book ‘Crash,’ in which the protagonist discovers his sexual arousal when his body is harmed in car crashes. As the book progresses, his body becomes more and more maimed by these self-inflicted collisions, with him explaining that his body is “flowering into wounds.” The band found inspiration here to write a song about emotional masochism and finding enjoyment in having your heart broken. The track’s eerie accompanying video is directed by Joern Utkilen, who won the 2000 BAFTA Award for Best Short Film.
Speaking about the video, the band say: “The video is a meditation on suburban living expressed through a surreal interpretation of Cronenberg’s ‘Crash’, all inspired by the lyrics of ‘Flower Into Wounds.’ Joern Utkilen, Amelia’s uncle, directed the video and helped us present the essence of the song visually.”
The Ninth Wave haven’t slowed down since the release of their debut album ‘Infancy’ in late 2019. On New Years Eve the band played to a crowd of 70,000 people at the Edinburgh Hogmanay street party alongside the likes of Mark Ronson and Marc Almond. They were also selected by BBC Radio 1’s Jack Saunders to perform at his trendsetting Hopscotch night at King Tuts in Glasgow, in preparation for another set at Annie Mac’s AMP London show in March alongside Inhaler and Walt Disco. The band will round off ‘Infancy’ celebrations with a Scottish headline tour in March, before returning to work on new material set to be unleashed later this year.
The Ninth Wave will play the below live dates in 2020. Tickets available here.
31/01 Summerhall, Edinburgh
07/02 Annie Mac Presents, The Lexington, London
23/03 Church, Dundee
24/03 Tunnels, Aberdeen
25/03 Oran Mor, Glasgow