Dark electronic trio Nature of Wires hail from the leafier end of England’s green and pleasant land – Herefordshire in fact – a place steeped in rural pastimes such as making cider and rearing dairy cows. Originally formed in 1986, until 1994 original members Andrew Stirling-Brown (vocals) and Gary Watts (synths & programming) toured the UK and released music that captivated fans with their melodic but muscular take on the synthpop sound that was popular at the time.
Life and responsibilities resulted in the band taking a short break – which ended up lasting two decades – until good fortune brought the band back together again in 2014. Finding that their love for music and desire to collaborate had not dimmed with time, they quickly set to work on new material. Serendipity (and the Internet) led them to the virtual door of Californian vocalist CountessM and together they produced the first new NoW material for twenty years – the Cyber Rendezvous album which was released on Manchester’s AnalogueTrash label in July 2016.
The past year has seen the band go from strength to strength; writing new music, developing intricate and dazzling live shows with the help of the band’s newest member Tim Powell-Tuck (live electro-drums), and working on remixes for scores of artists including the likes of Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic (UK), In This Mode (AUS), Advance (UK), Precog (USA), Massive Ego (UK) and Leaether Strip (DK). Appreciating the work of a diverse range of other artists too, the trio have covered tracks by the likes of The Beach Boys and Eric Clapton!
Nature of Wires have been actively performing live across the UK since their reformation, including a BBC Introducing session, Foundations Festival in Salford, the BBC stage at Tenbury Music Festival, The Castle Hotel in Manchester, the SynthWave Live Festival in London and two Beat:Cancer events: Manchester and Leeds.
Since their reformation the band have also enjoyed increasing airplay with each passing month, in fact featuring in the Top 5 Artefaktor Radio chart positions in 5 consecutive months April-August 2017, as well as airtime on local BBC stations in the UK and synthpop / alternative radio programmes worldwide.
With renewed vigour and a desire to show the world what it missed Nature of Wires are already working on new material and will likely be playing a show near you, soon.