“Maria” by The Wytches
Brighton-based rock trio The Wytches are pleased to announce that they have signed to Alcopop! Records and will be releasing their new album Our Guest Can’t Be Named on September 22nd 2023.
The album will be released on vinyl and digitally, with a limited pressing containing a glow in the dark patch and several original Super 8 film cells from the actual ‘Maria’ video on a signed collectors card.
As a taster of what fans can expect, the band have revealed the video for lead single ‘Maria’ which is released on 4th July 2023, and is the first track to feature new drummer and full time member Demelza Mather.
“Maria was the first track we put down for the new album, but it’s actually an older song,” says frontman Kristian Bell of the track. “We used to play this song live quite a lot and originally recorded it in a church in Liverpool with Bill Ryder Jones. It wasn’t really ready back then but we never became fed up with the song and its simplicity.”
“While we were getting together a set list for a tour a couple years ago we realized we loved playing that song and were all unsure as to why we didn’t put out when it was written. Maybe it didn’t fit in with what we were going for at the time. Most of the tracks from the new album are based around the loss of identity. Lyrically this track fits in with that theme so it felt like the song finally found its place.”
The official video for Maria “explores the nightmares of our beloved friend and demon, Damien,” says Mark Breed (guitar/keyboards). “We filmed it ourselves using super 8mm film.”
2023 is set to be a busy year for the band as they prepare to release brand new music, with further album details and live dates to be revealed over the coming months.
Wed 25th Oct UK, Manchester, YES Pink Room
Thu 26th Oct UK, Bristol, Dareshack
Fri 27th Oct UK, London, The Dome
Sat 28th Oct UK, Brighton, Green Door Store
Tue 07th Nov – France, Lille, L’Aeronef
Wed 08th Nov – France, Paris, Petit Bain
Thu 09th Nov – France, Strasbourg, Petit Bain
Fri 10th Nov – France, Reims, La Cartonnerie
Sat 11th Nov – France, Rouen, 106
Get tickets for The Wytches tour dates HERE
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