A few months only after its official inception, French cold-wave/post-punk/dark-pop/indie-rock five-piece The Last Waves have already released several EPs. The last one called ‘dark is the path’, followed ‘Revenge of the blue’ or ‘In cold colors avenue’ both released in 2021, and has just seen the light on digital exclusive through Bandcamp and the main legal platforms (Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify, Tidal, etc.).
In addition to the official release-news and while the band is already on the works on its fourth EP, ‘dark is the path’ is availble right now for full-streaming on Bandcamp and YouTube.
The Last Waves is a new band created in the middle of the pandemic around three boys and two girls. The name of the band is a wink to the new wave of the eighties, the famous new-wave whose name was borrowed from the new wave of the French cinema of the 50’s and 60’s and carried notably by the British Joy Division, New Order, Depeche Mode or Simple Minds.
Concerts suspended, venues padlocked, this period of forced silence was the spark that made the band’s first two EPs spring up in late April and late June 2021. ‘Revenge of the blue’ and ‘In cold colors avenue’ were composed by founding guitarist Romain Champiot in an urgent, visceral and uncompromising way, like the last waves of an uncertain period.
The tracks are a mix between New Wave, Cold Wave, Pop and Indie-Rock. The harmonies are put forward, precise and often dancing. The Last Waves is inspired by the independent music of the 80’s and the pop rock of the 2000’s, adding a touch of electro rock when the intensity requires it.
This new EP entitled “dark is the path” composed of five new tracks, takes us into a hypnotic, cold tale, punctuated by minimalist beats and melodies always as heady and chilling. It was totally self-produced and mastered by Benjamin Joubert at Biduloscope mastering.