The Wants share their latest slice of driving post-punk, ‘The Motor’

The band's debut album will arrive in March.

The Wants share their latest slice of driving post-punk, ‘The Motor’.

A cut from the band’s debut album ‘Container’, due 13th March via Council Records, the song was originally meant to be an instrumental, as guitarist and vocalist Madison Velding-VanDam explains. 

“Whenever we play live, ‘The Motor’ always seemed to be the track with the most immediacy, which inspired us to think further about how we could elevate the track to more than just a live instrumental.


“I first had the epiphany for the spoken word vocals that feature in ‘The Motor’ whilst re-watching the introduction to one of my favourite movies, David Lynch’s “Lost Highway”. In it, racing pavement reveals only level white dotted lines shrouded in darkness as David Bowie croons his sinister, 90s industrial art-rock masterpiece, “I’m Deranged”. 

“Taking elements from this, alongside a general feeling of unstoppable locomotion, we arrived at something that captures a mood somewhere between Cybotron’s “Cosmic Cars”, Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn”, and Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”.”

Check out ‘The Motor’ below, and catch the band on tour at the following:

FEBRUARY
26 Bristol, The Lanes
27 London, The Lexington
28 Manchester, YES (Basement)
29 Glasgow, The Poetry Club

MARCH
1 Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
2 Birmingham, The Sunflower Lounge
4 Brighton, The Hope & Ruin

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