Wilma Archer, will release his new album A Western Circular, on April 3rd, via Domino Records. A Western Circular is Will Archer’s debut under his new nom-de-plume, following early EPs and an album under the now-retired Slime moniker. Alongside the announcement, he shares a new track, “Last Sniff”, featuring MF DOOM. The video, directed by Jesse Collett.
A Western Circular lies an exciting and varied crew of guest artists including MF DOOM, Samuel T. Herring (of Future Islands), Sudan Archives, and Laura Groves, who contribute vocals to his rich, dexterous compositions. These collaborations are the by-product of several years of writing and producing—he’s credited on debut albums by Sudan Archives (co-writing lead single “Confessions”) and Nilüfer Yanya (producing seven songs, and co-writing one, “Paralysed”). He’s also worked with Jessie Ware and Celeste.
On the record, Archer has uncovered new depths and forged an invigorating singular sound—supple and multi-layered, honoring his acoustic heritage and influence, while building a sonic universe that commands contemporary references to everything from Frank Zappa to Yasuaki Shimuzu, Robert Wyatt to Arthur Russell.
A Western Circular
Last Sniff with MF DOOM
The Boon with Samuel T. Herring
Cheater with Sudan Archives
Cures & Wounds
Decades with Samuel T. Herring & Laura Groves
Ugly Feelings (Again)
Worse Off West
The Wilma Archer Group will perform live as a specially curated 7-piece band at London’s Chat’s Palace on June 10th; tickets are available at wilmaarcher.com.