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On The Wane is darkgaze, neo-gothic, noise rock band based in Kyiv, Ukraine
On the Wane is Dari Maksimova (bass, vocals), Anna Lyashok (drums, vocals), Eugene Voitov (guitar, synthesizer), and Eli Laika (guitar). Together, the four-piece have become a smooth cohesive force in the shoegaze, neo-gothic and noise rock realm.
In early 2017, the band recorded the 10 tracks that would become the full-length album Schism at the studio of the Kyiv-based band Sinoptik (winners of the worldwide music competition Global Battle of the Bands 2016) and under the direction of sound engineer Dima Sinoptik.
With their new album, the four-piece have become a smooth cohesive force in darkgaze, neo-gothic noise rock. There clearly are moments that comfort and excite all at the same time, with parallels to Melody's Echo Chamber, Warpaint, No Joy, and The KVB. With the clear influence of Sonic Youth here, at times they even sound somewhat like a less targeted freestyle Wolf Alice before dashing back into Sonic Youthery. There is no formula here, but they are wonderfully dishing out potent and splendid doses of whatever it is they are.
On The Wane bio
The band formed in early 2014, influenced by 1980s alternative rock icons such as Sonic Youth, The Cure, Joy Division, Pixies and Bauhaus, as well as shoegaze giants My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, and Ringo Deathstarr. They rented a garage, went into debt by buying guitar amplifiers, drums and a line, and settled comfortably in the garage until autumn.
In October of that year, they had enough material for their first album DRY, which was naive, honest and raw. Recorded during a continuous 27-hour session by well-known Kiev drummer Artur Mikhailenko in his garage studio, it was then mixed and mastered by Sevastopol-based producer Alexander Chabanenko. Released in December 2014, that album was immediately well received by Ukrainian media with moderate attention abroad in Britain, Ireland, Canada, South America, and the USA. This led to Brazil The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records featuring the band in an interview and releasing their track Sweet Girl on the Autumn Noises compilation.

Following a series of shows in Kyiv and other cities in Ukraine, they recorded their second release, now with hard-core vibes inspired by Mudhoney, Fugazi and similar bands. They unleashed their anxious 6-track Sick EP on the world, delivering a unique angst-filled unhinged sound that led Britain`s The Sound of Confusion to claim that this band blows any out of the water for 2015 releases in terms of mixing power-driven genres like grunge, shoegaze and alternative rock citing Sonic Youth-esque vocals and the energetic ferver of Gang of Four and The Damned.

After Eli Laika joined the band, they added synthesizers, a drum machine and drum pad and toured more, allowing them to hone their current sound. With a partially electronic and cold sound, the atmosphere became darker, their trademark wall of guitar sound became more meaningful, and distinct vocals became more self-confident.
«We are constantly in transition, indirectly undergoing a metamorphosis. When we play live, we see that people are really interested in this music», — says Eli Laika.
«We suspect that we may end up categorically changing our sound yet again, so we wanted to record the music we are working with now and this moment in time to sonic memory, so to speak», — explains Dari Maksimova.

On The Wane — Schism will be released digitally on November 20 and will also be made available on CD.
Not only do they create sonically astute soundscapes through the medium of high octane shoegazing but they also breach the barriers between genre's to produce a melodic concoction of 80's/90's post-punk, new wave full of noise rock.
This band blows any out of the water for 2015 releases in terms of mixing power-driven genres like grunge, shoegaze and alternative rock... you can feel how Sonic Youth-esque vocals mix with the energetic ferver of Gang of Four or even The Damned during the Phantasmagoria era.
Chaotic and destructive... On The Wane is like a high-speed avalanche encapusulating sonic noise and dark hues, somewhat how we imagine a jam between Siouxsie Sioux and Sonic Youth.
Director of photography — Viktor Klimenko
Edit — Mykhailo Yefimenko
Alcohol — On The Wane live @ Muzmapa
Human Race — On The Wane live @ Muzmapa
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