Wires & Lights and Terminal Gods
Wires & Lights
We are kicking in in the summer with two very good bands from the international post-punk music scene: the based in Berlin music project Wires & Lights, and the British band Terminal Gods.
The influences from the best Goth era, like Sisters of Mercy, Rosetta Stone, Nick Cave, is there but both bands clearly have their own style. With the influx of indie rock coming to the forefront, a multitude of bands from the new post-punk scene has broken open the doors and entered a battlefield for the most coveted places on the top of the alternative-music charts.
Rising projects like Geometric Vision, Angels of Liberty, Ash Code, or the New York based band Blacklist have been flooding the dancefloors the past few years with weapons of debut albums and EPs, proving that the post-punk scene is more than just there: it is alive and kicking.
Terminal Gods and Wires & Lights come from a similar music scene and both share dry and dusty atmospheres, both black, dark, and smoking cool. Nevertheless, they have grown their own personal musical identity. Terminal Gods heavier sounds and rocking guitars are a bold and fairly fresh band with still a lot of potential to develop, who shared the British music stage together with Ulterior at the time of their coming out, a few years ago. They will be supporting Fields Of The Nephilim on 27th June at Glasgow Barrowland, so if are around there you should definitely check them out.
Wires & Lights captivating voice is Justin Stephens, is very well known for his previous project Passion Play born in Oxford in 1997. The new band, however, sounds more mature and ready to kick real asses out there. It follows an intelligent formula of thumping bass courtesy of bassist Gabriel Brero, Sebastian Hilgetag’s drumming, epic guitar interplay by Ralf Hünefeld, and Stephen’s vocals on top keep us spellbound until the last second. Their debut single and Video “Drive” is only a preview of the upcoming album “A Chasm Here And Now”, which you can experience live at the NCN Festival Deutzen (Leipzig) on the 6th September – 8th September 2019.