Atlas Wynd have unveiled new single ‘Helpless’, following February’s explosive cut, ‘Road Less Travelled’, which premiered on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show to great acclaim. Having already garnered the support of John Kennedy (Radio X), Elise Cobain (Amazing Radio) and the likes of Indie Shuffle, CLASH and Filtr, the Brighton-based trio also recently played a live session on Bob Fischer’s BBC Tees Introducing show and have picked up just over 70,000 streams on Spotify for their previous releases. Peter Chapman (vocals/guitar), Harry Sotnick (drums) and Sam Evans (bass) are barely out of their teens but on ‘Helpless’ they effortlessly pack an onslaught of unbridled power into just shy of 2 minutes. Having already made a solid impact on their growing scene, the band are currently making preparations for a new night they’ve launched in Brighton and a full EP, arriving later this year.
Complete with brutish riffs and breakneck beats, ‘Helpless’ sees the band picking up where they left off. Peter started out experimenting with low tunings before the rest began to come together, ‘It’s about the grand scheme of things. Even though we like to think we’re in control, we’re helpless really.’ ‘Helpless’ was recorded at London’s Toe Rag Studios with Liam Watson (The White Stripes) along with the the rest of the forthcoming EP, giving the new material his trademark analogue edge. Following slots at Glastonbury, Great Escape, Y Not Festival and regular appearances at Brighton’s Green Door Store, Atlas Wynd have firmly established themselves as a promising name to look out for in the not too distant future.