Posted on August 11 2019
Wagons are taking their long-awaited 2019 comeback to the next level with the release of their new album “Songs From The Aftermath”. After the release of singles “Keep On Coming Back” and “Wake Up” earlier this year, both providing the perfect melodic and lyrical blend between Americana and alt-pop, it was clear that whatever came next from the band would be as equally true to the classic sound they have carefully honed over the years, with a thrilling new twist.
“Songs From The Aftermath” tracks a sensory and emotional journey, with the visions and melodies evoking a feeling of driving along unfamiliar roads with no set destination, the perfect backdrop for many an old Western.
With these clear Americana influences, tracks such as "Sirens”, with it’s gypsy accordion and ghostly backing vocals, and the classic lonely cowboy’s lament “Drifting”, encapsulate apocalypse like visions of life on the road and in small strange towns, with stories of internal reflection crafted by hauntingly powerful melodies.
Wagons’ rock’n’roll sound meets country and alt-pop in this collection of recurring memories of places visited and people met, where the past meets the present and the future is largely unknown. “Songs From The Aftermath” wraps up it’s powerful journey with final track “Is this the End?” asking unanswerable questions and leaving the listener feeling as though they are returning home.
According to Henry Wagons,
“‘Songs From The Aftermath’ cascades through random visions and emotions, like a long road trip through the night.”
The band are also excited to release the psychedelic music video for the first single from the album, “Keep On Coming Back”.
The group have been regularly compared to the cheekiest and most mischievous of musical outlaws, from Johnny Cash to Nick Cave and have circled the globe testing the fortitude of some of the biggest stages at Bonnaroo, Bluesfest, Laneway, as well as SXSW and Americana showcases.
Fri 06 September | Croxton Bandroom - Thornbury, VIC
Sat 07 September | Waratah Hotel - Hobart, TAS
Fri 13 September | The Lansdowne Hotel - Sydney, NSW
Sat 14 September | The Milk Factory - Brisbane, QLD (Acoustic)
Fri 27 September | Crown & Anchor - Adelaide, SA
Sat 28 September | Mojo’s - Fremantle, WA