The Wytches share “Robe for Juda” video

The Wytches share new video for their single "Robe for Juda" + touring w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ this summer, their latest album is now out on Partisan

The Wytches have shared a new video for “Robe For Juda,” which was shot by friend and longtime collaborator, Hoodbats.  The trio had a £200 budget for the video, so they rented the local town hall in their Peterborough hometown and shot it on a VHS camera with their mates.  The label had no idea what the band was going to do until they delivered it — but the middle-school-talent-show-meets-Clockwork-Orange tone somehow works for their raucous and unruly sound, decorated with vivid wordplay and Egyptian-esque harmonic-minor scales.

The Wytches will embark on their first-ever US tour this summer, supporting the likes of Cloud Nothings and METZ.  They will hit major markets on the West and East coasts, and the full list of tour dates can be found below.

Dark and driven, The Wytches consist of vocalist/guitarist Kristian Bell, bassist Dan Rumsey, and drummer Gianni Honey.  Their unique sound full of echo and heavy riffs is a narcotic haze with influences ranging from Leonard Cohen to Black Sabbath.

Formed in November 2011 after moving down from Peterborough, this Brighton, UK based three piece is comprised of guitar / organ / lead vocalist Kristian; semi-professional poker playing / severe ADHD suffering drummer Gianni, and fiercely eloquent bassist Dan, who is currently writing a science fiction novel by the name of The Curious Adventures of Charlie Revel.  The group gained a strong following in the UK from their debut single and self produced video “Digsaw.”

The Wytches have toured incessantly since their forming, which saw them supporting a rich variety of acts including Death Grips, The Black Angels, Band Of Skulls, Chelsea Wolfe, Bosnian Rainbows, Japandroids, Temples, Metz, Future Of The Left, The Cribs, Yuck and Drenge. They released their second single, the AA-side “Beehive Queen”/”Crying Clown,” via Hate Hate Hate Records on June 3rd 2013, which sold out almost immediately. Following the success of Beehive Queen, the band re-released “Digsaw” as a limited white label 7″. On November 18th, the band released a second AA side single, “Robe For Juda” / “Wide At Midnight” via HateHateHate records, and will release their full-length debut this summer TBA.

Tour Dates:

7/02 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/03 – Seattle, WA – Neumos w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/04 – Victoria, BC – Upstairs Cabaret w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/05 – Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/07 – San Francisco, CA – GAMH w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/09 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy w/ Cloud Nothings & METZ

7/10 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room w/ Cloud Nothings

7/11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar w/ Cloud Nothings

7/12 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom w/ Cloud Nothings

7/14 – Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge w/ Cloud Nothings

7/21 – Toronto, ON – Drake Underground

7/23 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

7/24 – New York, NY – Mercury Lounge

7/25 – Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands

7/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle


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