Photo by Hugh Francis
After a string of shows at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon
, Aussie band WIM
has been radiating a professionalism that can only come from a solid footing in songwriting and a long stint on the road. The recent Modular signee took to Glassland’s stage with a graceful nature that showed how comfortable the five-piece has become with its live show.
WIM plays a dense, melancholic style of indie rock. Lead singer Martin Solomon’s vocal style is most comparable to Paul Banks or Ian Curtis, and he performs with a stage presence of someone twice his age. His reverb-soaked lyrics are complemented by the fantastic harmonies of his bandmates. The guitar work from WIM guitarist Saul Wodak is also outstanding, and works only to build on the mature and tasteful songwriting style the band has developed.
WIM shone with its chaotic noise breakdowns, driving rhythm section and blissful keyboard work, which is also showcased on the band’s new album that’s set for release November 15. If this show is anything to go by, this band is only going to grow.