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The Wytches preview upcoming album with third single "Meat Chuck"

28 August 2020, 13:14 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

The Wytches have released menacing new track "Meat Chuck" as the third single from their first album in four years, Three Mile Ditch.

"Meat Chuck" arrives after previous outings "A Love You'll Never Know" and "Cowboy".

Lead vocalist Kristian Bell says of the new song, ""Meat Chuck" was the first heavy song I attempted to write for a long time. It came after a big old binge of Captain Beefheart. For a while I was only interested in writing acoustic stuff but I started to get a bit fed up with that and wanted to write something completely different."

Three Mile Ditch will be the group's first album in four years, following on from 2016's All Your Happy Life.

They recorded the LP with Luke Oldfield at Tile House Studios, and lead vocalist Kristian Bell says, "This is the first thing that I've ever been proud of for longer than a week."

Bell adds of their decision to return to music, "I had it in my head that this kind of thing only really happens once and to try it again might be a big waste of time. We had an album’s worth of songs that was some of our best material. The mission became to complete a Wytches album rather than get The Wytches back on the touring circuit. This album helped us make the decision to try it again."

He continues, "Early on a few negative comments would be enough for me to disassociate from my own work. But you grow up and you mature. I never felt like I could stand behind what I was doing all that much but with this album I really can."

"Meat Chuck" is out now, The Wytches' Three Mile Ditch album is due for release on 2 October via their own Cable Code Records label, and is available to pre-order now.
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