Fresh from announcing an imminent hiatus, The Ninth Wave have shared a new track, ‘Hard Not To Hold You’

The band will take a break after their new album 'Heave Like A Headache' drops next month.
Photo Credit: Yaël Temminck

After announcing plans to go on hiatus after the release of their new album ‘Heavy Like A Headache’ yesterday (24th February), The Ninth Wave have shared a final taster from it, ‘Hard Not To Hold You’.

Talking about the track, the band explain: “How heavy do you let your head ache before you let yourself break? Songs for scraping under the surface, for starting again, songs for leaving. Elaborating our fragility into intensity – expanding beyond our infancy.”

You can check out ‘Hard Not To Hold You’ below.

The Ninth Wave are set to release the full-length, titled ‘Heavy Like A Headache’, on 18th March. After that, and three celebration gigs in March, they’re planning an extended break.

A statement from the band reads: Hello! We are so so so excited to release our second album. We love it a lot and we hope you do too. We poured a lot of love, effort and emotion in to it and we couldn’t be prouder of the end result. It’s our strongest body of songs without a doubt. Hope you’re ready for it!

On a sad but also happy note, we’ve decided that after this album is out and after the three celebration gigs in March, we’re gonna take an extended break from The Ninth Wave. That means that these gigs in March will be our last as a band for a long time (maybe ever!),

We are all still best of pals and love what we have created together. However, we’ve been going full pelt for the last six years and we feel like it’s time to give the band a breather. We also all have other projects that we’re keen to explore and taking a breather from the band will give us all the opportunity to do that. The Ninth Wave has given us some of the best times and we’ve met some of the loveliest people we’ve known throughout it all.

So, these gigs in March are going to be extremely fucking special celebrations. There’ll be laughs, tears, cuddles, dancing, the whole bloody lot. We’re going to be playing a bunch of songs from the new album, as well as a load of the family favourites and greatest hits. You absolutely cannot miss out, imagine the regret oh my god!!!! The tour that we did at the end of 2021 reminded us of how much we fucking love playing live and seeing every one of you going for it and feeling the same feelings as us is something special.

Love to you all and we hope you love ‘Heavy Like a Headache’ as much as we do. See you in March for one last dance.”

The Ninth Wave released their debut album ‘Infancy’ back in 2019. The upcoming dates read:

16 Manchester, Yes
17 London, Oslo
19 Glasgow, SWG3

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