"The Wicked Whispers' rise up into a hallucinogenic whirlwind on 'If I Set You Free', the melting guitars set alongside those crisp vocals." - Clash
Watch on YouTube HERE
Praise for The Wicked Whispers
“The most perfectly executed, emotionally gagging, 60s tinged pop to emerge from these Isles since The Coral” – Clash
“Psychedelic and interesting, laced with wistful vocals” - Huw Stephens
“Wonderfully psychedelic” – Gary Crowley, Amazing Radio
“A great psychedelic pop group” - Stuart Maconie, 6 Music
“Effortlessly cool” – Radio X
“Cosmic” – Tom Robinson
Two years on from their debut album Maps of The Mystic, and with a plethora of sold out vinyl releases and UK / EU tours under their belts, Merseyside’s fast-rising psychedelic sons The Wicked Whispers return with news of a brand new double A side single release in If I Set You Free / Zodiac Girl.
Today, the accompanying video for If I Set You Free can be watched HERE
Though rather than re-tread the ground that brought the band their initial swell of attention, these new tracks reveal the band to be revelling in a new-found focus; ideas come fully formed, hooks latch on instantly, and where once their bristling fountain of creative concepts threatened to overshadow the songs underneath, their more direct approach to the craft is a refreshing shift to their own more distinctive strain of the genre.
If I Set You Free, punctuated with organ flourishes, dramatic guitar stabs, and a tumbling vocal melody, calls to mind The Coral at their best, while Zodiac Girl – the perfect counterpart to If I Set You Free - shows the band’s more wistful and thoughtful capabilities, with its soaring refrain of “Zodiac Girl”.
See The Wicked Whispers live
Oct 6 This Feeling, Water Rats, London
Oct 21 Buyers Club, Liverpool
Oct 27 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
Nov 26 Vortex Lounge, Cumbernauld