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.
22 Nov, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal will tour Australia in February, tickets are on sale now.
21 Nov, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is interviewed on Radio Primaverasound.
02 Nov, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal shares the inspiration for his next LP in The FADER.
22 Oct, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal's new video for 'HARDCORE' is featured in The Fader.
14 Oct, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal new 11-minute video for 'Suffer On', is featured in FLOOD magazine.
18 Sep, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal will tour the UK & EU throughout November, with special guest Zubin.
15 Jul, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal produced a DJ set for NTS Radio.
Listen from the link below.
21 Jun, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal will tour Europe in November.
24 May, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal presents the new video for 'Put Me In Graves', taken from 'Suffer On' out now on Run For Cover.
12 Feb, 2019
Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is interviewed by DIY ahead of his new album release.