British cold wave artist Wendy Bevan gets intergalactic with the retro-electro “Love From The Moon” single off her similarly titled forthcoming EP, out May 12th on Kwaidan / !K7 Records. The atmospheric starry synths and shooting bass chords of “Love From The Moon” combined with Bevan’s glimmery vocals create an ethereal galaxy straight out of an 80’s sci-fi fantasy. This fuzzy, psychedelic voyage should fit nicely into your ‘summer of love’ playlist…
Wendy Bevan’s own take on cold wave inspired electronica has seen her compared to the likes of Depeche Mode, The Knife, and Siouxsie Sioux. Her debut album ‘Rose and Thorn’ produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) was released on Kwaidan Records & !K7 in September 2016. Wendy’s vocals accompanied by glimmers of dark, pulsing electronic synths, minimalist post-punk basslines and featuring live strings from the Balanescu Quartet. Her vivid, often surreal theatrical storytelling to creates something thrilling unique in her vocal delivery, both in performance and on the album. The new 4 track EP, ‘Love From the Moon’ is out May 12th. It features a remix by Bruno Coviello (Light Asylum/ Bliscord) and a remix of her song Lover by D-Code & Psylence. In addition, there is a new bonus track; ‘Running From Waking’ produced by Robert Harder (Neneh Cherry and the Thing, Brian Eno)…
Rose & Thorn reminds us of early PJ Harvey, but with more of an electronic feel to things. There’s a very 90s alternative rock theme. Bevan has added a modern twist.. as if PJ Harvey and Garbage had a musical baby together. Bevan is a very talented songwriter, who will manage to make a name for herself in the future…
Wendy Bevan, who I interviewed late last year, has a new EP coming out on May 12th via Kwaidan / !K7 Records called Love from the Moon and today we have the luxurious title track for you. Dig that rolling bass and her icy vocals during the electro-pop gem’s verses and the radiant chorus that will make you feel like you’re basking in a full moon as you listen to it. It’s a perfect song to play while driving around late at night or chilling with friends after a fun but exhausting night out. I imagine it would lend itself to some great club mixes, too. To that end, there is going to be one remix of the track on the EP so perhaps it will be a club killer. Regardless, it’s sure to be worth listening to because everything Wendy does is quite brilliant.
BLACKBOOK PREMIERE: Trippy New Wendy Bevan Track ‘Love From the Moon’
We’ve not been shy about our love for Wendy Bevan, Brit singer, multimedia artists and new gothic goddess – whose EP Sweet Dedication we introduced here last May.
Her latest single “Love From the Moon,” which BlackBook premieres here, marries a stark, retro-electro beat with ethereal synth washes and a dreamy, psychedelic “Summer of Love” vibe. Indeed, her lyrics are full of trippy pronouncements like “Stole the beat of my heart with your light” and “Wish I could take love from the moon.” The stunning track manages to sound both epic and intimate at once.
It’s the first song from her upcoming EP, the similarly titled, Love to the Moon, out May 12 on Kwaidan Records / !K7 Records. We can’t wait.
Wendy Bevan attends the Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2017 opening night at Barker Hangar on January 26, 2017 in Santa Monica, California.
“Wendy Bevan just released her debut album, Rose & Thorn, which has been met with excited acclaim. Her sound could probably be best described as though Siouxsie Sioux and Depeche Mode had a child. That child would be Wendy Bevan… It is an appropriately “out there” video for this staggering new artist. Sweet Dedication has something for everyone, including a badass new video.”
“The lady in black, the alabaster complexion, with long jet-black hair and crimson lips is part of a neo-Gothic artistic and musical tradition that is currently undergoing a significant revival with singers as diverse and admired Jenny Hval Chelsea Wolfe Grimes… Wendy Bevan plays with us but, we bet she keeps her best assets on hand for the future.“
Un long format quelque part entre Kas Product et The Knife.
Il y a quelque chose de maléfique dans ce premier album. L’artiste britannique, à la fois musicienne, photographe, performeuse et plasticienne dévoile son univers en treize morceaux venus des profondeurs. Du synthé minimaliste, des envolées électro saturées, des beats expressifs, sur lesquels vient se poser la voix suave de Wendy Bevan. Une navigation entre cold wave et post punk.
Thanks to Tracker Magazine for the great review of Wendy’s album ‘Rose and Thorn’ due to be released next month on Kwaidan Records and !K7 Records
“England was the place that brought us The Cure, The Damned, Depeche Mode, Joy Division, among many other haunted faces. What is a country prone to landscapes watered with intense moonlight tearing the dense fog and that always made for us to deliver some of the most intense combinations of mysterious music and mechanical repetition, is not new. If we make matter to forget, Wendy Bevan is one more reason to remember. She comes precisely from the Land of Her Majesty and is a performer from head to toe: experimenting with music, film, photography and genres playwrights, comes to us with a charm and the gift of metamorphose into different faces. It is with this that introduces us to release her latest album ‘Rose And Thorn…”
You can check out the feature on the link bellow and watch the latest music video ‘In Ghosts We Trust’…
On Friday 15th July, Wendy is a guest speaker at Phifest a new contemporary art and photography show in Milano.
The Theatre of Photography-
Exploring 360 of the photographic image as the stage and the making of other worlds through characterisation, performance, music and light.
“Be hypnotised, inspired and amazed…the darkly melancholic cold wave song recalls scene greats such as Joy Division and their audience. With its surreal, ethereal and theatrical aesthetics Wendy Bevan pursues her own style…we wish you much pleasure in this surreal trip!“ Orkut. de