The Wytches – All Your Happy Life
PIAS – 2016
Rock, Garage, Psych, Lo-fi
It has been a thing now for quite some time. Deliberately misspelling your band name. Either substituting a letter for a number, forgetting a vowel or two or just plain and simply using the wrong one. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. It might be highly personal; but I can dig the misspelling of Wytches. Not so much that it gives The Wytches a head start, but it definitely does not do them any wrong. And we can say the same for the way these three (now four) young British cats starts off on their second album All Your Happy Life. It’s a twenty-four second intro, but it sets the mood righteously and that color is transported into a manic key tune during the first real track. And every time the trio (quartet) kicks up the speed, it turns into this lo-fi garage craziness we definitely love. Raw, psychedelic and frenzied. Perhaps you might feel that in those moments where they slow down a bit they might not be performing on their best strengths, but it does turn those songs that follow into the wild, feverish and sweaty rockers we long for!
(Written by JK)