The Ninth Wave

The Glaswegian gothic post-punk outfit The Ninth Wave are preparing the release of their upcoming EP Happy Days!, which was produced by The Horrors’ Faris Badwan and will be released on July 31st via Distiller Music. It follows their debut album Infancy which was released last year.

They’ve recently returned with the big synth-driven single “I’m Only Going To Hurt You” that has an icy feel to it yet rising above in a big anthemic fashion full of power and emotion.

Find a description of the track from singer Haydn Park-Patterson below:

“I’m Only Going To Hurt You,” the second single from our upcoming Happy Days! EP, is a song that has existed in so many forms that it is hard to recognise the original demo and the final recording as the same song. It started out life in the form of one of my (Haydn’s) poems, ‘My Severed Heart’, from which the pre chorus and chorus lyrics were taken. Since then it’s been dragged through different arrangements, keys and styles until we almost decided to scrap it. It wasn’t until Calum, Kyalo and Millie reimagined the backbone of the song that things fell into place. The main rhythmic elements of this song were made on Millie’s Elektron Digitakt, using field recordings of scrap bits of metal that surrounded the studio. The song itself is centred around an internal conflict faced after realising the difficulties of a relationship that seemed to be damaged even before it was allowed to flourish.

“I’m Only Going To Hurt You” is streaming below.


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