Saturday, 28 March 2009
Mullet haired San Diego resident Nathan Williams is Wavves, described by his PR team as an author of 'slack beach punk anthems'.
The ever reliable Pitchfork TV filmed a show last month in New York, and although we find Williams' onstage persona a little irritating, there's much to admire in his primitive musical template.
Augmented by a live drummer, Wavves rip through songs at an alarming speed, 'California Goth' seeing Williams declare 'I am a perfect person / I am a catch' over wired guitar chords and scatter shot drums.
Elsewhere, debut UK single 'So Bored' (released on Young Turks at the beginning of March) is a thrilling punk take on The Beach Boys' surfboard pop.
Wavves are currently touring North America, with new UK dates promised this summer (most probably festival appearances). An album is also in the pipeline, though dates have yet to be confirmed.