Label: Dirty Hit
Released: 24th June 2022
Mac Wetha is one of those once in a generation talents that can do it all.
Unbeholden to any specific sound or style and with infinite possibilities to realise all his distinct musical visions, the NiNE8 Collective producer represents a new generation of musicians making wildly creative music on their own terms in their own image. Mac’s second EP ‘Cloud Paint’ is a perfectly formed realisation of the dynamic spirit of invention that informs all his work, making him one of the most exciting talents in alt-pop.
Each of the five tracks here bristles with energy and vitality. ‘checkpoint’ is a headlong pop punk rush while ‘Unlimited Pitbulls’ aligns that pop-punk aesthetic to a blissed-out breezy summer jam. Mac amps up the pace on the frenetic sugar rush of ‘Left Unsaid’ while ‘Dani’s song’ combines lo-fi electronica with big punk riffs to perfect effect. ‘Perfect Freestyle’ is the highlight though, youthful, vibrant and anthemic; it’s Mac’s biggest statement yet. “This could be a dream and not a nightmare,” he sings in a mission statement for the spirit of hope that courses through this EP.