Wax on Water’s debut album Procession is released digitally today (11 November).
Always having had a penchant for our delightful and delicious darkside, singer, songwriter and multi instrumentalist Maya Fire has combined her love of music and film to write and star in Lachrimae, a film that lovingly references many of her favourite horror movies. I won’t spoil the fun of guessing which (even if the title is maybe a bit of a giveaway) so take a look at Lachrimae here.
Maya told the Hothouse: “The motivation behind the album was to create something visceral and aurally descriptive of where I was mentally. I had reached a place where anger and fear were starting to distort my inner self and I was starting to lose a sense of hope for any kind of desirable future, so Procession was about creating a gateway back to myself.”
‘The album deals with dissolution, reckoning and rebuilding; one of the definitions of Procession is ‘the act of coming forth from a source’, as well as describing forward movement and this represented that time of exploration – both personally and creatively,’ she added
Maya’s songwriting draws influence from Grunge and Industrial giants Nine Inch Nails, Ministry, Nirvana, Hole and Soundgarden. Her songwriting sound came to life when she moved to London’s Camden Town and she fell under the inevitable influence of its world-famous Rock ‘n’ Roll streets. Maya describes the overall production of the album as a ‘Camden Sound’ – she explains: ‘Camden’s down ‘n’ dirty attitude is a great backdrop to work against. The streets are alive and unruly and it informs the character of my songs – I like dramatic strings, distorted guitars and beats & lyrics which reflect the beautiful, chaotic and ugly things that I see around me and inside myself.’
Personally I think there is a bit Siouxsie Sioux in there too
Wax on Water has built a grass-roots following through social media & gigs and have amassed an impressive 30,000+ fans on the Facebook page alone, from as far afield as Australia, Japan, Germany and South America, as well as the USA and the UK.
THE PROCESSION ALBUM is available digitally to stream and download on Friday 11th November with a limited edition vinyl package being released in January 2017.