Witch Fever Released Congregation LP

Witch Fever
Photo by Derek Bremner

Refusing to be confined by gender or genre, Witch Fever have always defied expectations as individuals in society. Now, they’re defying expectations as a band. Debut album Congregation is out today, and is the sound of punk without boundaries of any kind, and with it they are ushering in a new era of heavy music that’s accessible, confrontational and, most importantly of all, a huge pressure release. 

Produced by Pigs x7’s Sam Grant, the album is 13-tracks that incorporate everything sludge to new wave without lingering in one sound for too long. Lyrically, Congregation draws largely on Walpole’s experience of growing up in a Charismatic Church – a form of Christianity that emphasises the work of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts, and modern-day miracles. She left the church when she was 16, and her parents followed suit two years later.  Guitarist Alisha Yarwood also grew up in a church, though not to the same extent as Walpole, and all members agree that the themes of the album – control, abuse of power and patriarchal violence – resonate beyond a religious framework. HERE

To celebrate the release, they share track ‘At The Core’, which joins previous singles ‘Beauty and Grace’ (listen here), ‘Blessed Be Thy’ (video here), ‘Congregation’ (video here), and ‘I Saw You Dancing’ (video here).

While the subject matter of their songs is often heavy, Witch Fever’s attitude certainly isn’t. Their videos have always been vivid and playful, showing the band having as much of a laugh on set as they do at their shows or in the studio, plus a wardrobe that’s very London Fashion Week meets Berlin club night. 

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