Imperial Wax proffer otherworldly primal noise rock that’s both animalistic and shamanistic, like a coyote, its mouth frothing from peyote, has drifted from the high plains in order to prowl the Pennines.
Following the release of their debut album, 'Gastwerk Saboteurs' earlier this year the four-piece, which includes three 11 year veterans in the longest serving and last line up of The Fall, share a brand new single on Louder Than War Records UK (DL/LP formats) and Saustex for North America (limited LP format only) coinciding with tour dates - see below. A new follow-up album is also expected in 2020.
Oxymoronic by name, demonic by nature, there's nothing platitudinous about the heinously noisy but insidiously hooky rocking and rollocking of "Bromidic Thrills." Meanwhile the B-Side "Bloom & Wither" is not so much a shrinking violent as inherently violent, dripping with barely restrained malevolence and murderously melodic intention ending with fully-flanged explosive bombast.