London-based trio Whales In Cubicles have released their new single 'Wax & Feathers' today, taken from the band's highly anticipated debut album due out in early 2014.
Founded by frontman Stef Bernardi, Whales in Cubicles are the product of a soul-searching expedition that saw Bernardi travel from his home in Italy throughout the United States. The line-up was made complete with a chance encounter in Washington D.C. between Bernardi and fellow members Alex and Jamie, before the group found their home in the UK.
Since releasing the debut single 'We Never Win' in 2012, Whales In Cubicles have carved out a distinctive niche within the UK music scene, creating complex but often minimalist soundscapes that owe more to 90's alternative rock than psychedelia. With strong support from Clash, The Fly, The Independent, and major attention from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music and XFM's John Kennedy, Whales In Cubicles have had a busy year that has seen them head out in support of Tribes, Turbowolf and Dinosaur Pile-Up in the lead up to their forthcoming debut album.
Recorded at Monnow Valley Studio with producer Nick Mailing and mixed by Simon Barnicott,'Wax and Feathers' is a haunting slice of nostalgia that questions whether man's search for freedom is paradoxically another form of his own self-imposed imprisonment.
'Wax & Feathers' will be released on Oct 7th via CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH records and available from all good digital outlets. Whales In Cubicles debut album will be released in January 2014.
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