Brighton’s Wax Machine occupy a space somewhere in the gaps where English psych-folk, sun drenched West Coast sounds, Brazilian Tropicália and spiritual jazz overlap. It’s quite a combination.
Powered by the creative genius of of Brazilian-born, Italian/English-raised Lau Ro (on guitar and vocals), the group are gearing up to release a new record ‘Earthsong of Silence’ in April. New single ‘Shade’ gives a bit of a flavour of what to expect from what promises to be an eclectic project.
Hypnotic, building flute and percussion drives the track forward, paired with a beguiling vocal refrain that reflects the idea of a mantra, while a jazz-inflected bridge provides infectious rhythms.