Stepford Wives release new double AA single, ‘Changing For You’ & ‘Soulwaves’

Released 4th December on A1M Records. Taken from debut 4-track physical EP released 11th December

‘Changing For You,’ a deep, mysterious multi-layered sonic wave that builds to anthemic heights

‘Soulwaves,’ a sonic depiction of decay and urban blight, countered with uplifting, exploding, gang-like tribal chorus


A1M records Ltd

The AA-side single, ‘Changing For You’ and ‘Soulwaves’ is the third release of 2020. A year which has seen this cross generational post punk outfit from Oldham, battle adversity, take on the pandemic and the constraints of lockdown, and emerge, still fighting, still writing their unique brand of honest intelligent post punk guitar music and firmly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with and ones to watch for 2021.

‘Changing For You’ - Guitars weave a deep, mysterious multi-layered sonic wave that build to anthemic heights, a blinding earworm key change, intelligent lyrics and passionate coolly delivered vocals. This is a new side to Stepford Wives, not afraid to push sonic boundaries, confidently delivered with a killer punch. Refreshing to see a band can make changes to their sound and stay true to their core ideas and roots. “Great lyrics. Power and strength come across in the words and music. Just the thing to hear on a cold dark wet morning when you need some motivation!”

‘Soulwaves’ – Staccato metallic guitars, enveloped with grinding driving bass underpinned with dark, doom laden drums. The sublime dark mood, illuminated with a bright, melancholic mocking vocal. This is a sonic depiction of decay and urban blight, countered with an uplifting, exploding, gang-like tribal chorus. ‘Soulwaves’ is a rousing climax to what is an accomplished seminal EP from this post punk outfit.


Stepford Wives Bio

Hailing from the moors above Manchester, Stepford Wives combine youthful optimism with mercurial wisdom to serve up raucous, intelligent guitar music that packs a powerful punch. Their distinctive, post-punk vocals, incredible drumming, mesmerising bass-playing and melodic guitar riffs combine to make an unforgettable set brimming with raw energy.

A four-piece outfit spanning Generations X-Z, Stepford Wives are: Niklos Jackson (guitar, lead vocals), Rowan Heywood (bass, backing vocals), Jarrod Ogden (drums) and Dom Wint (lead guitar). Get involved in Stepford Wives' game-changing music and live shows or be left in their wake.

In 2019, the band released their first single, ‘Follow This Way.’ Thanks to this track and their raw, energetic gigs, Stepford Wives quickly caught the attention of radio stations, promoters and the press.

‘I Can’t Fight,’ the band’s second single, made Indie Rocks Radio's Top Ten Singles of 2019 and Louder Than War called them “Ones to watch 2020.” Early 2020 they unleashed a third single, ‘All On Me.’ Featured on National TV, Soccer AM, it gained stellar reviews in Louder Than War, RGM and Northern Revive music press, extensive press coverage with MEN, Metro news, regional press & daytime BBC radio, the band are on a high looking to close out a turbulent 2020 with a flourish.

The single was recorded at the 6dB studios with Ding Archer (Cabbage, The Fall, PJ Harvey) and Mark Winterburn (Plan B, Don Broco, James Arthur) at Edge Studios and mastered at Abbey Road by Frank Arkwright).

November 16, 2020 2:30am ET by A1M records Ltd  

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