The Wytches release their third album Three Mile Ditch on their own label Cable Code Records.
This sense of vigour and enthusiasm from Bell about the band’s third album is matched by its contents. The album is an explosive collection of 10 tracks that weaves seamlessly between gut-wobbling monster riffs, swampy rock, slick surf, and finely tuned song craft.
Whilst the album is bursting at the seams with hard rock screamers, with hooks and riffs so infectious they burrow deep into the brain, there’s also other more nuanced elements at play. Bell’s love of classic songwriting from Bob Dylan to Elliott Smith via Big Star’s Alex Chilton can be heard reverberating throughout the record; the result is a blend between his honed and subtle knack for song craft and crunchy, eruptive bursts of noise.
As a complete work, Three Mile Ditch shows the band delving further into their songwriting, challenging melodic elements, and carving out a new path for themselves.