The Catenary Wires
New single Mirrorball
Out Spring 2021
On Skep Wax/Shelflife
The Catenary Wires formed in 2014, initially as a duo.
Amelia Fletcher and Rob Pursey had previously been in Talulah Gosh, Heavenly, Marine Research and Tender Trap. The first Catenary Wires album "Red Red Skies" (Elefant/Matinée Recordings, 2015) was a marked departure from the fuzzy sixties-inspired girl-group pop of their earlier bands. It was more acoustic, emotive and melancholy.
A one-off 7" single "What About The Rings?"/"Was That Love" followed (WIAIWYA, 2018).
With the release of their second album "Til The Morning" (Tapete, 2019), the band expanded to include Andy Lewis (bass), Fay Hallam (vox, keyboards) and Ian Button (drums). While the sound was bigger, the core of the band remained the dual vocals of Amelia and Rob.
The band have just completed their third album, to be released in May 2021. The first single "Mirrorball" is a lovesong inspired by eighties discos. It will be released on Shelflife (US) and their own new label, Skep Wax (UK and rest of world).
The band’s name refers to the chain of curves made by the overhead cables seen suspended from pylons or above electric trains, cables that can seem to lead you off to somewhere different and unknown.
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(Hammond organ, backing vocals)
(Drums, backing vocals)
As well as Catenary Wires, the various band members have a variety of other musical activities.
Rob, Amelia and Ian play in Swansea Sound with Hue Williams (ex-Pooh Sticks). Their debut single was released in October 2020 on Lavender Sweep (cassette) and Skep Wax (digital). Their second single 'Indies of the World' will be out in March 2021.