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.
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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
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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.