For those lurking around the Manchester nightlife in the last couple of months, there have been many, many bright spots, with uncorrelating pockets of talent springing up all over the place to make turning up early to see support acts ever more interesting. And whilst it might’ve been a bumper year so far, there’s still more than enough room on the bandwagon for a couple of new faces – even if those new faces have been lurking about since 2007.
Warm Widow know more than most what momentum can do for a band – their sound is one of pent up energy released in five minute, distorted bursts, no-fi rock that sounds tailor made to be played in grotty basements. Since their inception 3 years ago though, they’ve had more than enough set-backs that would’ve been the end of many other acts. Despite putting out an EP in January of last year, they’ve since had their ascent curtailed by the loss of two band members and an injury that kept one of those that remained unable to play for 8 months. However, by hook or by crook, the band have managed to cobble together some demos which have been turned into their debut album, Widower, which is very good news indeed. being released this October through White Box records, it promises to be one of the most grimiest, exhilarating records of the year.
Angular and scuzzy, the band make a darkly driven take on blues rock, related but somewhat divorced to the brilliance that Brown Brogues have been pumping out of late. There are nods to noise rock and splashes of drone all over, fused together by a scarcely veiled aggression that makes the band such an engaging prospect. There are already many great up-and-coming acts doing the rounds in the city at the minute, but none quite like this.
Warm Widow – Lost Dog