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On Dead Waves

On Dead Waves

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You haven’t heard them like this before but you may
already know the band. One is James Chapman, better
known as Maps, whose critically acclaimed debut ‘We Can
Create’ was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and
whose latest album ‘Vicissitude’ came out on Mute. The
other is Polly Scattergood, the electrically charged artist
who has released two solo albums on Mute.
· The seeds of Chapman and Scattergood’s creative
partnership were sown in 2011, at Mute’s Short Circuit
festival, a special event at London’s Roundhouse. The
night saw different collaborations with Mute artists and
Polly and James paired up to perform each other’s songs.
· On Dead Waves launched their debut track, ‘Blackbird’, at
the end of 2015. Q said “… a world of smeared mascara
and trailer-park heartache, there’s something wonderfully
cinematic about this debut single,” while The Guardian
wrote, “‘Blackbird’, their debut single, somehow nods to
both shoegaze and country, with a David Lynchian
creepiness to both music and lyrics.”
· On Dead Waves’ debut album is heavy of atmosphere, rich
in melody and rippled with an air of malice and flowing
female and male vocals.