By The Waves emerges from the vibrant music scene of Manchester, UK, with their latest offering, ‘Vampires’, an eclectic blend of soul, dream-pop, reggae, rock, and indie that captivates from start to finish. Their dynamic sound, showcased by beautifully crafted lyrics and signature falsetto melodies, creates an unforgettable sonic journey.

Frontman Ben Thomas showcases remarkable vocal prowess, drawing inspiration from legends like Jim Morrison and Otis Redding, while guitarist James Murray delivers mesmerising riffs reminiscent of Johnny Marr and Robert Smith. Together, they craft a sonic landscape that is both atmospheric and hauntingly beautiful.

The rhythm section, anchored by Luke Finch’s pulsating percussion and Hristo Gerdzhikov’s driving basslines, provides a solid foundation for the band’s sonic exploration. Their seamless transitions and infectious grooves keep listeners engaged from the first note to the last.

‘Vampires’ exudes a cinematic quality, drawing listeners into a world where multi-lingual vocals and diverse influences collide. Each track feels like a journey, with lyrics drawn from experiences living abroad adding depth and authenticity to the music.

By The Waves has achieved a rare feat with ‘Vampires’, creating something familiar yet refreshingly new. As they continue to release more tracks, it’s clear that 2024 will be an exciting year for the band. So, if you’re ready to be enchanted by their spellbinding sound, dive into ‘Vampires’ and let By The Waves transport you to another world.

By The Waves have a hometown headline show at 33 Oldham Street, Manchester, on Saturday 8th June. Tickets are available here.

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