Bassists (good ones) are hard to come by, so once you’ve laid your bassist snare and caught one, you need to nail them down. Caernarfon post-punk-rock band White Ether laid their trap over a year ago, and such was their plight, it took that long for Mickey (of Scapegoats) to unwittingly walk into it and find himself on stage.More
‘I see the landmarks of my youth, But when I look there’s nothing there, Don’t look back at what you remember, Nothing ever seems to stay the same.’
In a way Caernarfon based White Ether are telling us to stop looking at the past and look to the future. In essence that would render most of this website obsolete! They are right, All Things Must Change is something we have to accept and time waits for no one and all things do change.
Take White Ether for example; they emerged on the scene as a five-piece. Then Keith left and they continued as a four-piece. Then Rhys Mwyn left and they are currently a three-piece. So expect them to be a duo this time next year! In fairness, they are seeking a suitable bassist (please form an orderly queue).
In spite of shedding band members, the song writing has stepped up. Last year’s Time For You is a modern day classic and All Things Must Change threatens to join it with it’s addictive chorus, neat guitar separation and trademark White Ether solo. But hey, don’t take my word for it – download on Bandcamp now and check out the spiffing YouTube video.More
White Ether – Caernarfon’s post-punk-rockers have released their first new material in twelve months. Promised Land follows on from last years excellent TIme For You and you just know that within a play or two it’s gonna be hooked in your head.
2020 was a very quiet era for the band, but I’m told behind the scenes they are working hard on new material. So watch this space.
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