Bands to Watch #220: Waylayers

By on Tuesday, 21st June 2011 at 12:00 pm

It’s safe to say that the world of atmospheric pop is still expanding. Artists such as Clock Opera and Gallops (featured on Kitsune’s recent release ‘Kitsune Maison 11: The Indie-Dance Issue’) have carved out a niche that many people in the UK want to be a part of. One of the newest bands on the scene are East London trio Waylayers. Since their formation last year, the band have begun to find success at a phenomenal rate. Their personal style of indie-pop electronica has already proved a hit with music buffs across the board, most noticeably 6Music’s Steve Lamacq who recently named them as an ‘Unsigned Band of the Week’. The London three-piece are now readying themselves for the release of their debut single, ‘Hear No Lies’ on the 1st of August (video below).


‘Hear No Lies’ was produced by Ewan Pearson (who notably has worked with the likes of TGTF favourite Delphic and Tracey Thorn), and his influence is noticeable. The catchy synthline stands out in what is a prime example of new atmospheric pop. Having only been a band for a short period of time, they’re still brimming with new ideas and styles. The haunting vocals and ambient melody create a chilling but conversely relaxing soundscape, which still keeps its indie-pop undertones.

Waylayers are due to release ‘Hear No Lies’ on 1st of August. They’re also playing the following dates over summer:

Tuesday 12th July 2011 – London Macbeth
Sunday 17th July 2011 – London Queen Of Hoxton
Friday 5th August 2011 – London Old Blue Last

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