Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
Through a unique and extensive discography that features a diverse range
of sounds, inspirations, and collaborators, Wicca Phase has become
an influential pioneer in a vital new direction of underground music.
Now with his latest EP, 'Corinthiax', McIlwee continues to advance his innate gift with words and melody, while also creating the perfect gateway for the uninitiated.
McIlwee's instinct for innovation dates back to his time in Tigers Jaw, the trailblazing band he spearheaded before walking away in 2013 to embark on another ambitious new chapter. He began to hone Wicca Phase's singular sound through a prolific series of releases that blended the incisive wit of songwriters like Nick Cave with heart-on-sleeve earnestness and modern hip hop percussion. This unexpected mix of dark electronics, trap rhythms, and alternative music initially caught some off-guard, but as his creativity continued to grow, so did his audience.
Finding himself inadvertently at the forefront of a burgeoning musical movement, McIlwee co-founded GothBoiClique: a 10-person collective that assembled some of the best artists of this new style under one banner, and helped shape its fervent community. All the while, the enigmatic Wicca Phase continued throwing musical curveballs including 2017's acoustic 'Raw and Declawed' EP proving that despite the growing popularity of the sound he helped forge, McIlwee is in a creative sphere all his own.
'Corinthiax' is the logical next step in McIlwee's ever-evolving
songwriting. Produced by Foxwedding, mixed by Dylan Kim, and mastered by
Will Yip, the EP deftly utilizes elements from across Wicca Phase's
catalog and expands them into impressive new
territory. McIlwee's expressive voice is the crux: simultaneously
assured and vulnerable, delivering darkly sensitive tales of longing
with an occult flourish and undeniable hooks.
'Corinthiax' encapsulates Wicca Phase Springs Eternal's intriguing fusion of mystery and honesty, welcoming new listeners without slowing McIlwee's uncontainable drive for evolution.
12 Feb, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is interviewed by DIY ahead of his new album release.
16 Jan, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal's new video for 'Just One Thing' is featured in DIY Magazine.
Taken from the debut album 'Suffer On' which is released next month.
09 Jan, 2019
The NME have announced their list of '100 Essential New Artists for 2019', which includes many Primary Talent International artists:
...Art School Girlfriend
...The Night Café
...Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
...WWWater / Charlotte Adigéry
...Young T & Bugsey
05 Dec, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal shares a new track 'Just One Thing' in Pitchfork.
Taken from the forthcoming album 'Suffer On', to be released on 15th February on Run For Cover.
08 Nov, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is the subject of a major feature in the NME.
14 Sep, 2018
The Pitchfork Avant-Garde festival takes place over 2 days at 7 venues in Paris, with 46 groups, including from the Primary Talent roster.
Tuesday 30th October
..Wicca Phase Springs Eternal
Wednesday 31st October
06 Sep, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is the subject of a major interview in Noisey / Vice.
05 Sep, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal will support Turnstile on their UK tour in October 2018.
28 Aug, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal releases a new single 'Stress', featuring Georgia Maq, premiered in the Brooklyn Vegan.
He will tour the UK & Europe in October / November 2018.
07 Aug, 2018
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is featured in the current Revolver magazine.