The Ninth Wave reveal the mesmeric new video for their latest single ‘Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter’
Directed by Ciaran Lyons (Slaves, Belle & Sebastian, Hookworms) the stop motion visual features an enigmatic dancer on the streets of Glasgow performing Butoh, a form of Japanese performance art which is popularly known as ‘the dance of death and disease,’ or ‘the dance of darkness.’ The track is produced by Dan Austin (Massive Attack, Sløtface) and is described by frontman Haydn Park-Patterson as “an appreciation of being alone.” With its dark, post-punk undertone contrasting a mammoth pop hook, ‘Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter’ is the latest foray into The Ninth Wave’s unique, introspective universe.
‘Sometimes The Silence Is Sweeter’ follows ‘A Wave Goodbye To The People Who Said I’d Win,’ which has garnered support from BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, Radio X’s John Kennedy and saw the band make their Maida Vale debut with a stunning session. Since releasing their debut EP last year, the Glaswegian four-piece have been lauded by The Guardian, NME and i-D and played shows alongside the likes of Editors, Blaenavon and The Magic Gang. Their striking visuals have even caught the attention of Hedi Slimane, who shot Haydn for a portrait series earlier this year, and Charles Jeffrey, who collaborated with the band for his critically acclaimed Loverboy exhibition.
The Ninth Wave will play the below live dates in 2018, with more to be announced in 2019. Tickets available here.
04/12 The Dome, Tufnell Park (supporting Spector)
07/12 The Tunnels, Aberdeen
15/12 Year’s End Festival, Manchester
21/12 Saint Luke’s, Glasgow