BIMM Brighton five-piece Written In Waters formed in late 2011 with a distinct aim to “rise above the norm, enlisting a new future of music in the search to create originality and affirmation”.
Consisting of Beth Cannon (vocals), George McKenzie (guitar), Lawrence Jenner (bass), James Stewart (drums) and Jim Baldock (keys), the quintet refuse to be tied to one genre; instead borrowing elements from jazz, prog, indie, metal and trip hop, and taking influences from artists including Sigur Ros, Radiohead and Pink Floyd to create a truly ethereal avant-garde experience.
The band have garnered some amazing press coverage – largely down to Beth Cannon’s dreamy operatic vocals – with Brighton Noise saying of them: “Their sound is unique, but with massively evident influences from so many different places. A music lovers dream. A genre definers curse.”
Written In Waters have been turning heads with a range of awe-inspiring performances around Brighton supporting their debut album, including a Source Magazine showcase at the Pavilion Theatre, gigs at the Blind Tiger Club, The Haunt and the Green Door Store, as well as providing support for US electronic artist Active Child, Canadian composer Owen Pallett, and Scottish band The Xcerts.
The quintet are a definite BIMM favourite too – having been invited to show new BIMM students just what’s possible at the BIMM Brighton Induction Day held at the Theatre Royal, as well as putting in a stunning performance at our second ever BIMM Berlin Open Day.
They’re not festival newbies either, having played Meadowlands in Sussex, Dumbfest in Hampshire, Off The Tracks in Derby, the Cotswolds’ 2000Trees, and several in Brighton including The Great Escape’s Alternative Escape, Foreclosure Festival and Drill Festival along with British Sea Power, Courtney Barnett and Young Fathers. With all this past festival experience, we know their upcoming performance at 2015’s Y Not Festival in Derbyshire will be epic to say the least!