Discover the Hauntingly Beautiful Sound of West Wickhams: Their New EP “Vivre Sa Vie” is a Must-Listen for Fans of Gothic and Punk Music!
Surrey, United Kingdom
Release Date: 2024-01-05
Check out Vivre Sa Vie here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMvGmnbDLQM
West Wickhams, the dynamic duo comprising of Jon Othello and Elle Flores, have recently released their new EP titled “Vivre Sa Vie”. Hailing from the serene island of Tresco on the Isles of Scilly, the duo has now relocated to the bustling city of Richmond in Surrey, United Kingdom. Their music is a blend of psychedelic noir and punk influences, with a touch of gothic and dark undertones.
The EP, which is now available on various streaming platforms, takes inspiration from a variety of sources. From Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein” to Whitby Abbey’s eerie aura, West Wickhams’ music is an amalgamation of unconventional inspirations. Influenced by the likes of the Bromley Contingent, the imagined rival gang of punk style icons, the duo adds a unique twist to the alternative music genre.
The EP consists of nine tracks, each with its own distinct sound and story. The first track, “I am Sparkling Cyanide”, sets the tone for the EP with its hauntingly beautiful melodies and dark lyrics. The second track, “The Maddening Crowd”, takes inspiration from Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far from the Madding Crowd” and showcases the duo’s ability to create a dreamy yet intense atmosphere.
One of the standout tracks from the EP is “Carla Suspiria”, which is a tribute to the iconic Italian horror movie “Suspiria”. The track is a perfect blend of psychedelic and punk elements, creating a unique and captivating sound. “At the Cinema” and “Shock Celebration” are two tracks that further showcase the duo’s versatility, with elements of rock and roll and abstract painting influencing their music.
West Wickhams’ music is not just about creating a unique sound, but it also carries a strong message. The song “The Conformist” is a commentary on society’s pressure to conform and the consequences of not doing so. The track “Damned Defiant!” is a rebellious anthem that encourages listeners to embrace their true selves and defy societal norms.
The EP also features three music videos for the tracks “The Maddening Crowd”, “The Conformist”, and “I am Sparkling Cyanide”. The videos, which are available on YouTube, perfectly complement the music and add a visual dimension to the storytelling.
With “Vivre Sa Vie”, West Wickhams have created a masterpiece that showcases their unique style and influences. The duo’s music is a testament to the evolution of the alternative genre and is a must-listen for fans of gothic, punk, and psychedelic music. So, go ahead and give it a listen on your preferred streaming platform and get lost in the mesmerizing world of West Wickhams.