Recorded at PJ Harvey’s studio in Bristol, ‘Businessman’s Guide To Witchcraft’ is the potent new single from Somerset outfit Waves Of Fury.
Combining Uptight Motown horns, a lithe bassline, fat crashing drums, some bawling Memphis geetar with a scowling, snarling vocal, it’s a sound that draws inspiration from Elmore James, Stax, electric Muddy Waters and Otis Redding whilst sitting comfortably alongside the likes of The Strange Boys, Ty Segall, The Heavy, Thee Oh Sees and Black Lips.
A damn fine piece of contemporary rock & soul with a burning flame of Spiritualized and The Mary Chain at its core.
Waves Of Fury cut their teeth touring the southern States of America and were the first British act to be signed by the cool folk at California based Alive Naturalsound label (Black Keys/Brian Olive/Buffalo Killers/Lee Bains III). They combine gothic imagery with accessible tunes and humour and are influenced by the writings of Poe, James Lee Burke and Jim Thompson.
Following on from last year’s well received ‘Blood In Fury EP’, ‘Businessman’s Guide To Witchcraft’ is the first track from forthcoming long player ‘Waves Of Fury’.
Singer Carter Sharp says of the album "we hope there’s a cartoon like element to the record. Not literally like Gorillaz, but loads of bands I love had a slightly cartoon like quality to them - the Pistols, early Stones, even the Clash.
"The record is also about technology. Like, 10 years ago, I think if a broke indie band wanted to have horns on their record, it would have been really hard. They’d have needed a rich label funding it.
"Now with things like Protools and good studios being affordable, we were able to make exactly the record we wanted which hopefully people will enjoy."