Perform at Rough Trade Eastthis Saturday 4th December, with signing
Debut EP ReincarnateStream now / 12” vinyl released Friday
“They look cool as fuck, they sound like a reckoning and they really mean it.” – NME 100: Essential emerging artists for 2021
Releasing their debut EP Reincarnate at the end of October via Sony’s Music For Nations , Witch Fever share the official video for single ‘Bully Boy’, which is a steel toe-capped boot to abuse of male power, and considers the concept of God within a patriarchal system.
On the new single, singer Amy says, “We wrote Bully Boy after we played a gig where the guitarist from one of the support bands shouted at us on stage to take our tops off. For us Bully Boy is our combined rage about these experiences funnelled into one track. The alternative music scene is still very much a ‘boys club’ leaving female and non-binary people vulnerable to misogynistic and sexist behaviour, and we are always challenging this. Bully Boy is cathartic, and empowering in its anger.”
The concept for the video was The Witch Trials but for drag queens and CBeebies. Violent, but in a cartoonish, over the top, completely unrealistic way, with watermelons and balloons being stabbed. It ends with the band being burnt at the stake with paper flames.
She continues, “The video is different to anything we’ve done before! The lyrics are quite brutal so we thought it’d be fun to turn it on its head and create something that on the surface is colourful and fun but has a dark undercurrent. Sam O’Leary, the director and editor, did a sweet job and never fails to capture exactly what the song needs! Sam and Roma Allenby created the concept together and hit the nail on the head!”
Including singles ‘In The Resurrect’, ‘In Birth’, and title track ‘Reincarnate’, the vinyl will be released on Friday 3rd December, with a very special in-store performance at Rough Trade East this Saturday 4th December as well as signing. Pre-order HERE or tickets HERE which come with the vinyl.
Witch Fever are:
Amy Walpole: Lead vocalsAlex Thompson: Bass and backing vocals Alisha Yarwood: Guitar Annabelle Joyce: Drums
*Supporting IDLES^Supporting Bambara
4th Dec 2021 – Rough Trade East, London UK17th Jan 2022 – O2 Academy Brixton, London UK* SOLD OUT 2nd Mar 2022 – Le Transbordeur, Lyon FR* SOLD OUT 3rd Mar 2022 – Fabrique Milano, Milan IT* 4th Mar 2022 – CAP10100, Turn IT^ 5th Mar 2022 – La Paloma, Nimes FR^
6th Mar 2022 – Le Bikini, Toulouse FR* SOLD OUT7th Mar 2022 – Santana 27, Bilbao SP* 9th Mar 2022 – Sala Razzmatazz, Barcelona SP* 10th Mar 2022 – La Riviera, Madrid SP* 11th Mar 2022 – Lisbon Coliseum, Lisbon PT* 15th Apr 2022 – Manchester Punk Fest, Manchester UK 7th Jul 2022 – 2000 Trees, Cheltenham UK
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My life is a soundtrack, i track my life through music, photography is my passion, my escape, my expression. Without both i have pieces missing, thankfully i’m blessed and get to combine both.
Born in Manchester, lived in Australia for 22 years where i was heavily involved in the Australian Music Industry, firstly in bands (Singer) and then managing bands (all original), I moved back to the UK, Wales specifically 10 years ago and married my childhood sweetheart and life is good.