“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
Wendy Bevan is every inch the dark chanteuse this generation is missing. Dancing between music, performance and photography Wendy’s practice is panoptic. Treating her photography as an extension of the stage, her work explores the complexities of womanhood against the backdrop of the modern archetype of female identity. Unapologetically breaking away from the mainstream, her work welcomes in the femme fatale and celebrates the theatricality of the gothic.
The spellbinding Wendy Bevan is an artist in the fullest and most authentic sense, freewheeling between music, performance and photography to usher us into the scope of her vivid and dramatic imagination. Portraiture is a surreal exploration of the self: Wendy herself melts and morphs wherever a concept leads her. Having just released her Sweet Dedication EP she’s been captivating the UK with her ethereal, electronic creations, warming up our ears for her debut Rose & Thorn later this year. Post-punk basslines throb under Wendy’s dark vocals, accompanied by glimmers of needling synths and reverb-laden electronic organ, coming together to create a oeuvre that sits somewhere between Siouxsie Sioux and the dramatic mini-symphonies of Brooklyn’s Wood Kid.
“Burn down the houses where once I lay dreaming,” Wendy Bevan hauntedly implores on her strikingly evocative new single “Sweet Dedication.” The shadowy Brit beauty (who’s also appeared in the alt theatre production Sleep No More) cites a particularly lugubrious cast of influences, including Depeche Mode, Suicide and The Cure.
Wendy Bevan, la dernière sorcière encore vivante de ce monde de moldus…
With vintage drum machines and synth aplenty, Wendy Bevan conjures moody cold wave that takes its cues from the genre’s greats. “Sweet Dedication,” the first song from a two-track EP of the same name, is our first taste of the artist’s debut, Rose and Thorn.
You can now pre-order ‘SWEET DEDICATION’ on Bandcamp.
Officially due to be released, May 20th on Kwaidan Records and !K7, this 3 track EP features two tracks from Wendy’s fourth coming album, plus a remix of ‘Sweet Dediction’ by Arnaud Rebotini
You can check it out here: https://wendybevan.bandcamp.com/album/sweet-dedication-ep
Thanks for your support!!
We are happy to announce that the single Love From The Moon, released by Unknown Pleasures Records has been placed NUMBER 1 in the European Alternative Charts.
Wendy’s debut single Love From The Moon produced by Marc Collin (Nouvelle Vague) will be released by Unknown Pleasures Records on 1st February 2016.
The digital edition single will have a remix of the track by Usher San (Norma Loy/Black Egg) and will also feature a cover of early eighties NORMA LOY’s hit Romance.
Love from the Moon is a song from Wendy’s fourth coming debut album Rose and Thorn released on Kwaidan and !K7 in 2016.