The Ninth Wave have announced their second album.
‘Heavy Like A Headache’ is set for release on 11th March 2022 via Distiller Records, preceded by the Glasgow band’s sinister new single, ‘What Makes You A Man’.
Speaking about the track, Millie Kidd says: “What Makes You A Man is as claustrophobic as it is cathartic. It’s a journey of self deprecation, and how one event can be such a throwaway meaningless action for one half but be life changing for the other. I don’t want to blame myself for the degrading actions of others anymore – I want to stand up to this shame I hold with me, and recognise that it is not mine, I’m just the one carrying it.
“It’s a hard one to swallow, but it’s a situation most of the women I know have been in. To be a ‘man’, do you have to dominate? To face your own mistakes, to look at yourself and admit that you were wrong – does that make you more of a man? So what does that make me?
“We wanted to the put the listener into the scene of the song – everything is falling over itself, nothing is really in the right place at the right time. It’s sleazy, it sticks your shoes to the ground like the floor of a grimy club, it’s lonely but it’s too much all at once. From the noise saxophone to the endless guitar & synth feedback, you get an idea of what the inside of my head sounds like – I wanted it to be an unfortunately relatable discomfort.”
Check it out below.
The album’s full tracklisting reads:
- Maybe You Didn’t Know
- Heron On The Water
- Hard Not To Hold You
- These Depopulate Hours
- The Morning Room
- Everything Will Be Fine
- These Depopulate Hours (Reprise)
- What Makes You a Man
- Piece and Pound Coins
- Heavy Like a Headache
- Song for Leaving