“Epic new British rock…full of big Mallory Knox and Young Guns style music” – Rock Sound
Over the last year, rock newcomers WITTERQUICK have quickly emerged as one of the UK’s hottest new bands following the popular release of singles ‘Soldiers’, ‘Rise’ and ‘Hiding Place’, a sold out UK tour with fellow rockers Nothing But Thieves, and piquing with their debut EP ‘Beneath the Spinning Lights’, which saw them attain UK chart success (alt chart #9, album chart #35), TV, and major radio play.
“Their rousing brand of pop-rock rivals any of their more experienced UK counterparts…crammed with the sort of dreamy, melodic anthems you’d expect from a band much further into their career” – Kerrang! Magazine
WITTERQUICK began at the end of 2014 in a back bedroom of Ollie’s house in Exeter. Will, Ollie, and Ben, wrote for the sake of writing music, honestly, with no aims other than to write good songs. After spending a while writing a collection of songs they loved, they decided to form a band and set out armed with a disc of home demos.
“WITTERQUICK are a band with a massive sound and anthemic songs. I knew I wanted to work with them as soon as I heard Rise!” – Romesh Dodangoda Long Wave Studios
They reached out to world renowned producer Romesh Dodangoda (Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic, Lower Than Atlantis) who agreed to work with them after hearing their demos. Ollie says that working with Romesh was a huge step for them, and they didn’t take it lightly, “We got a call back from Romesh saying that he’d love to work with us, that was one of the first moments when we thought ok…this is getting serious.” The outcome of this was the 5-track EP ‘Beneath the Spinning Lights’, which was mastered by Alex Wharton at the legendary Abbey Road Studios.
“…Will Alford is one of the finest front men that Devon has produced in recent years…WITTERQUICK needed to be played on the show, and the response from listeners was proof we made the right decision…” – James Santer BBC Introducing Devon
After playing with Nothing But Thieves a few times in early 2015, they were asked to join them on the ‘Ban All the Music Tour’ across the UK. This coincided with the release of ‘Soldiers’, their first official release. “We put out ‘Soldiers’ while on the road, and we were blown away with the response from fans” recalls Ollie “every night more and more people were singing along, it was insane.”
The tour amassed faithful fans everywhere they went, as well as some places they hadn’t yet visited (namely the birth of the WITTERQUICK Italia fan club from Italy, who call themselves the QUICK ARMY).
Witterquick set the stage alight with their electrifying live set at The Electric Ballroom! – Fortitude Magazine
With support from fans in the media (song of the week titles from Kerrang! and BBC Introducing, plays from Kerrang’s/Virgin’s Kate Lawler and Alex Baker, and Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, as well as artist of the week in Kerrang! Magazine and TV) and three further released singles (‘Fade Out’ – March 2016,‘Rise’ – June 2016, and ‘Hiding Place’ – March 2017) WITTERQUICK are proving themselves as one of the UK’s most promising new acts.
“We don’t work with any professional writers. We’re not created with auto-tune. We’re not designed by a focus group. What you see, and hear, is us. And only us.” – Will
Singles from ‘Beneath the Spinning Lights’ and their upcoming EP have been played on Radio 1, premiered and featured on Kerrang! TV and BBC Introducing, as well as the EP being first streamed in full on Rocksound.
Their debut EP ‘Beneath the Spinning Lights’ (featuring cover model Samantha Ravndahl) was released on 17 June and entered the official iTunes album chart at No. 35, and the alternative iTunes album chart at No. 9.
With a new EP on the horizon the band have already seen popular success with their recent single ‘Hiding Place’, and their new single ‘Lie to Me’ will be released in July with an accompanying UK tour.
WITTERQUICK’s sound combines the intensity of punk-rock and the feel of the 70’s and 80’s stadium greats, with the melody of a pop band.
“We’re not modelling ourselves on anyone, we don’t want to be like anyone else, if you aren’t doing your own thing, what’s the point?” – Ollie