Ukraine’s On The Wane Announces coming ‘Schism’ LP, teases first single ‘Human Race’
FOR FANS OF: Melody’s Echo Chamber, Warpaint, No Joy, The KVB, Wolf Alice, Sonic Youth
‘Human Race’ Live https://youtu.be/Tt6mceqYPlI
‘Alcohol’ Live https://youtu.be/M5EGVcv6Wik
Interview with Muzmapa (in Russian) https://youtu.be/MAd7O8zIWOU
On the Wane is Daria Maksimova (bass, vocals), Anna Lyashok (drums, vocals), Eugene Voitov (guitar, synth), and Eli Demyanenko (guitar). Together, the four-piece have become a smooth cohesive force in the shoegaze, neo-gothic and noise rock realm.
“Mankind as a race is quite an absurd thing. We strive to survive but we are killing ourselves. We’re beautiful and ugly, lovely and cruel but, anyway, we are not infinite,” says Daria Maksimova on this lead track.
In early 2017, the band recorded the 10 tracks that would become the full-length album‘Schism’ at the studio of the Kyiv-based band Sinoptik (winners of the worldwide music competition Global Battle of the Bands 2016) and under the direction of sound engineer Dima Afanasyev-Gladkykh (a.k.a. Sinoptik).
“For me this album is a transitional state, the first step on the way to something higher. We put a lot of deep thoughts and feelings into this release. A lot of work has been done. This is definitely the best we ever did, and I can only hope that the next release will be even cooler,” says Anna Lyashok.
“We suspect that we may end up categorically changing our sound yet again, so we wanted to record the music we are working with now and this moment in time to sonic memory, so to speak,” explains Daria Maksimova.