The Wind and The Wave
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Washington, DC, 20001
Stereophonics release their eagerly awaited new album 'Graffiti On A Train' on March 4th on their own Stylus Records label.
Kelly Jones has been in this London pub before. But that's probably not surprising seeing that Jones, and his band Stereophonics, have been nearly everywhere before.
In the past 15 years they've toured virtually all over the world, chalking up five UK Number One albums along the way. They've headlined Cardiff's Millennium Stadium and hung out with rock's glitterati from London to LA. But it was the decision to stop touring for a year that propelled them into their new album and an unforeseen change in the group's direction.
Following their Best Of compilation 'A Decade In the Sun' which sold over a million copies in 2008 and their last LP 'Keep Calm And Carry On', released in 2009, the group quit Universal Records, acquired a new rehearsal "den" in west London and breathed a sigh of relief.
"It was the first time we hadn't been on tour for 15 years," says Jones,
"and it was one of the best things we ever did. When you stop and let your mind open a bit, stuff just comes into it. I've been quite impatient in the past, but that's something I've discovered in the past two years: patience."
The Wind and The Wave
The Wind and The Wave are Dwight Baker and Patricia Lynn, best friends who employ the mantra “if it feels forced, fuck it.”
After having retired as a touring musician in 2003, Baker came to find Lynn through the production of her previous project in Austin,Texas. Over the course of working together on other musical efforts, the two are now able to describe themselves as being “cut from the same thread,” and “rarely on different pages.” This made it not only easy, but essential that Baker and Lynn begin writing and producing music that satisfied their own ever-evolving creative spirits.
“All of our songs truly come from the heart,” Lynn says. Baker and Lynn can dive head-first into serious conversation topics and quickly burst into laughter. “We try not to take anything too seriously,” says Baker. “It’s definitely work, but it’s the best kind of work. There’s no sense in doing it unless you’re having fun.” It’s obvious this duo is doing something they love. Baker and Lynn are preparing to release their first album, From The Wreckage, in which they wrote together before they even intended to call it their own.
“We were just writing to write, then half way through it dawned on us that we had to perform these songs live, as a band; that it was the only way we could see these songs realized,” says Lynn.
Even the band name was a happy accident, but ‘the words sounded good together’ and meant something to them, much like the music they had created. Thus, The Wind and The Wave came into being in late 2012.
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