Who the hell are Baywaves? They’ve already picked up posts from This is Fake DIY, Dots and Dashes and The Killing Moon and even now little to nothing is known about then.
Their sound which is self-described as “dream dark psychedelic hypnagogic hard pop” is ridiculously ‘now’. Blissfully, dreamy their single To the North is warm, shoegazey loveliness with a spattering of surf.
Equally as good, if not better is the B-side, Figures. Less floaty with a more intense drumbeat and a psychier vibe, Figures has a great groove and is a tantalizing glimpse into what Baywaves might bring us in the future.
According to their Facebook page they are ‘writing new stuff’ so we have that to look forward to at least. Their Soundcloud page states location as ‘Vanuatu’ and if that’s true then we probably shouldn’t expect a tour any time soon. Of course this veil of mystery might well be a ploy from another East London band to get us all interested in them. And if it is a publicity stunt then well done Baywaves, it seems as though it’s well and truly worked.