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LONGLIST 2022

The Ninth Wave
— Heavy Like A Headache

  • Label: Distiller Records
  • Released: 18 March 2022

The Ninth Wave

Celebrating honesty and real life, The Ninth Wave want their listeners to find comfort in their music. They want their fans to feel safe; to be confident in who they are, and to know they're not alone. If there’s one thing that stands out, it’s The Ninth Wave’s refusal to be pigeonholed. The band have been labelled many things in their time – post-punk, electro-pop, indie – but what really drives them is a desire to break free from these loose categorisations altogether.

The Ninth Wave is made up of multi-instrumentalists - Amelia Kidd, Calum Stewart, Haydn Park-Patterson and Kyalo Searle-Mbullu.

Heavy Like A Headache

Produced by the band themselves and mixed by Max Heyes (Massive Attack, Doves, Primal Scream), Heavy Like A Headache explores feelings of grief, anxiety, anger and loneliness, and represents the 4-piece's most triumphant and diverse body of work to date.

“It’s a cathartic thing for both us and the listeners; we want to help with normalising being emotional and finding comfort within your sadness" Amelia Kidd - The Ninth Wave.

The Ninth Wave are widely praised across the board from The Guardian to Wonderland Magazine, NME, Dork Magazine, DIY Magazine and more - with radio support from BBC Radio 1 (Jack Saunders, Huw Stephens, Phil Taggart and Abbie McCarthy), BBC 6 Music (Steve Lamacq).

They have toured with CHVRCHES, Editors, Pussy Riot and Suede.

LONGLIST 2022

The Ninth Wave
— Heavy Like A Headache

  • Label: Distiller Records
  • Released: 18 March 2022