The Wants pick up the pace on new single ‘Container’

It's the last single to be released before the band drop debut album 'Container'.

It’s the last single to be released before the band drop debut album Container.

The Wants gear up for the imminent release of their debut album with its title-track ‘Container’. It’s the last single to be shared before the collections release later in March.

Following in the wake of their moody recent outing ‘The Motor’, ‘Container’ sees the band pick up the rhythm with some funky bass, gurning undertones and sparky riffs. Married with catchy melodies and brattish vocals, the track only goes to further solidify The Wants’ uniquely artsy brand of rock.

“The lyrics and melody for ‘Container’, which would become the title track of our debut record, came about from a writing exercise I try often: alone in my room, I ramble into my sm7b with my mattress upturned, leaning against the wall to dull excess reverberations, forcing myself to record whatever lyrical threads and tunes come out,” shares guitarist and vocalist Madison Velding-VanDamm. “Usually I take maybe just one phrase that sticks out — or more often nothing, since I do this just to get ideas flowing — and use that to develop a classic rhyming pattern.

“But for “Container,” the lyrical stream-of-consciousness stuck,” he continues. “Full of nonsequetors, mildly sadistic stanzas that satirise the mundanity of domestic and work life, comically absurdist quips, gender plays that fold and flip, all of which felt like perfect encapsulations for the themes of our record.”

‘Container’ is available now via Council Records. The Wants debut album of the same name is released 13th March.

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