WET WINGS | Glory Glory

New Zealand’s Wet Wings, duo Lucy Botting and Darian Woods, released their debut full-length record today, “Glory Glory”, out via Lil’ Chief Records, La Station Radar, Atelier Ciseaux, and Infinity Tapes. The album is an 11-track collection of pop-infused electronic journeys told through lush harmonies, ever-changing melodies, ethereal keyboard tonalities, guitar, flute and loads of other criss-crossing instrumentation. The band says “The Witching Hour” is about an early morning/late night “when the ground shook three-tonne chimneys off the ceiling of the room where this song was recorded.” One can assume they’re talking about the earthquake that hit New Zealand back in February of this year. It’s a track about those who find strength amid the aftermath of natural disaster. There’s also something childlike about the playfulness, expressiveness and joy of creation in “Glory Glory”. It’s dreamy, pretty, restless and finds light in every dark corner. One of the best tracks, “You’re Not”, begins with multiple-looped acapella vocals cascading over one another for nearly a minute, before Lucy’s delicate verses, and light guitar tie it all together into a meditation on closeness and touching: “Press my skin like clay / Make me feel you this way.” Note: Lyrics are all unofficial. Click here for a Their Bated Breath archived post about Wet Wings’ 2010 EP “Skin to Soil”. — David D. Robbins Jr.

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