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The Wytches

The Wytches are an English three-piece surf-psych bandformed in 2011 in Peterborough, and now based inBrighton.Theband consists of singer-songwriter KristianBell, drummer Gianni Honey and bassist Daniel Rumsey.

Kristian Bell and Gianni Honey had previously playedtogether in The Crooked Canes in their hometown ofPeterborough,whomthe duo later dismissed as being“really adolescent and embarrassing”. Honey was taughtby former Morrissey drummerSpikeT. Smith and playedin local bands, Through Fire This Fall, the Joy Divisioninfluenced The Proles and metalcore bandKhalo.
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The Wytches are an English three-piece surf-psych bandformed in 2011 in Peterborough, and now based inBrighton.Theband consists of singer-songwriter KristianBell, drummer Gianni Honey and bassist Daniel Rumsey.

Kristian Bell and Gianni Honey had previously playedtogether in The Crooked Canes in their hometown ofPeterborough,whomthe duo later dismissed as being“really adolescent and embarrassing”. Honey was taughtby former Morrissey drummerSpikeT. Smith and playedin local bands, Through Fire This Fall, the Joy Divisioninfluenced The Proles and metalcore bandKhalo.

Following the split of The Crooked Canes, the duo movedto Brighton to attend university and advertised aroundcampus forabassist. Daniel Rumsey was the only personto respond and joined the band. Rumsey was a singer-songwriter originallyfromDorset who had fronted the"horror punk" band Fall Victim before moving to Brightonwhere he fronted Dan Rumsey &TheBitter End and TheVoyage Andromeda. Initially called The Witches, the bandchanged the spelling to Wytches to maketheirband namemore easily found on Google. The band originallyfeatured second guitarist Mark Breed, with whomBelllaterstarted a side project with called Beach Whores.

The band released their debut single Beehive Queen inJune 2013 via Hate Hate Hate Records and follow upsingle RobeForJuda in November 2013. In September2013 the band released a low key limited editioncassette Thunder LizardRevisited.The band releasedtheir debut US single Crying Clown (originally the b-sideto the bands debut UK single) via FatPossumRecords inNovember 2013.

On 4 February 2014, the band announced they hadsigned with Heavenly Recordings and releasedGravedweller as afreedigital single. The band also signedto Partisan Records in the US.

The band released their debut album Annabel DreamReader in August 2014. The album was recorded overtwo days atToeRag Studios in Hackney, London and co-produced by Bell and former Coral guitarist Bill Ryder-Jones. The album wasrecordedand mixed by LukeOldfield on an 8-track Studer A80. « hide

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2014

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