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We are delighted to have been invited to appear at Artefaktor Live 6 (AL6) in Mexico City in March 2022.  Artefaktor Radio has been one of our best and biggest supporters over the last few years and it will great to see Renato and the team on their own turf.  Tickets are on sale now and the first 200 to buy them will get to meet and greet us and the rest of the amazing bands on the day before the show.  You can get all the information you need by clicking on the image.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for us and will hopefully be one of many gigs in 2022, as we look to get back out on the road (or in the air in this case), conditions permitting.  We haven't played live since supporting Toyah in January 2020, so we'd better get rehearsing!

Thanks Artefaktor!

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Having been delayed for over 12 months for various reasons, including a global pandemic, the highly anticipated 'Out of my System' album was released on November 26th and is available to order by clicking on the image.

Dealing with issues surrounding divorce, interspersed with tales of tragedy and deception, the album is available in digital format and also as an ultra-limited USB Flash Drive edition, containing remixes, videos, lyric sheets and the original versions of the songs.  The album versions have been superbly produced by Herefordshire's Dan Armstrong and as usual we turned to Vlad McNeally in the USA for the fabulous artwork.

We are very pleased with the final result and we hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it.

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With over 7000 YouTube views and over 3000 Spotify streams for WITHIN, it’s timely that Nature of Wires and Machina X have teamed up again to see out 2021, with a lighter, merrier seasonal offering.  It’s also fitting that we chose to cover and pay homage to The Pretenders’ 2000 MILES, with Gary sharing the same home town (Hereford) as ¾ of the band’s original lineup.
 
Nature of Wires and Machina X take this original, guitar-driven track into a rich and bright contemporary synthscape. Annie’s distinctive vocals nestle nostalgically within this wonderfully paced synth sleigh-ride, mingling Echoes of Christmas Past ghosts with hopeful glimpses of Christmases to come.
 
A fresh take on 2000 MILES, which will sit well on any seasonal playlist, it is already available on Bandcamp and will be on all the usual streaming platforms from 10 December 2021.  Click on the image for pre-save links.

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'Money' was released on October 29th on all major platforms and is available now from here.

It is a song about wanting a fair settlement as part of an acrimonious divorce and is already available to pre-save by clicking on the image.  As well as the album version the EP will include the excellent 'Disco Rub a Dub Mix' by Cyprus-based Darren Studholme, with whom Lady bNOW has worked on a number of House tracks.

Album version produced by the super-talented Dan Armstrong, with artwork as ever by the equally super-talented Vlad McNeally.

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'Better Than This' was released on September 24th on all major platforms. Click on the image to find out where you can get it.

It is a song about falling into the trap of ending up in a relationship in which you're shown no respect and is already available to pre-save by clicking on the image.  As well as the album version the EP will include an 'Epic Mix' by none other than legendary Swedish DJ Stonebridge, as well as a remix by Dan Boots.

Album version produced by the super-talented Dan Armstrong, with artwork as ever by the equally super-talented Vlad McNeally.

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M.U.N.T Connection was founded in June 2021 by Thierry Noritop (Stereo In Solo, ex-Stereo) from Paris and Ulf Müller (Projekt Ich, Tränenwelten, Mission Zanzibar) from Rosenheim / Germany. After having worked together on both 80s touched songs “Sexy Silly Girl” and “Honey Cherie Honey” for Projekt Ich’s forthcoming second studio album, Thierry and Ulf decided to join forces in their musical future. With “Come On, Johnny Boy” M.U.N.T Connection release their first single via the German indie label Echozone.


“Come On, Johnny Boy” has what it takes to take the listener into the colourful musical landscape of the 80s, and knows how to entertain and animate to dance. Thierry’s alternating singing between French and English and his guitar playing are M.U.N.T Connection’s trademark.


“Come On, Johnny Boy” features the original track as well as an amazing remix by Nature Of Wires (UK) produced by Gary Watts, and the original’s instrumental version. Just one month later the second part “Come On, Johnny Boy (The Remix Edition)” will be released, including nine remixes by artists from South Africa, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden and Germany. The release of the original track as well as of the remixes will be supported by lyric videos.

You can find out more about M.U.N.T. Connection on Facebook.

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Nature of Wires was chosen to be BBC Introducing Artist of the Week from April 26th 2021.

 

Andrew Marston of BBC Hereford and Worcester invited Gary onto his show on April 24th, to discuss remixes, Germany and more.

 

As part of the show's Collaborator Generator feature, Gary was introduced to Andy & Scott of Badeye, from Redditch, with a view to creating Gary's 100th remix, the challenge being to come up with something ready for broadcast on May 1st.  The remix of 'Hold Me Now' was duly completed and was released on Bandcamp on June 25th and all other major streaming & download platforms on July 2nd.  You can buy it or stream it on your favourite platform by clicking on the image.

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The Generation Blitz compilation features thirty-four prime cuts from the frontline of today’s 1979 – 81 electronic post punk/synthpop-inspired global underground.  Featuring exclusive songs and remixes alongside classic tracks, Generation Blitz brings together many of the most exciting names from the global electronic music scenes (including Nature of Wires ft Stephen Newton), inspired by the Blitz Club era. The collection includes overt homage alongside creative deconstruction of some of the sounds and styles of the period. The set moves from sophisticated synth pop classics to electronic new wave floorfillers and takes in minimal electronic synth punk and outsider post punk along the way. These are the sounds of a global scene that is an open space for all genders, sexualities, ethnicities, ages and abilities.

Click on the image to go to Generation Blitz's Bandcamp page.

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I am delighted to announce a brand new synthpop collaboration with up and coming Anglo/Burmese duo Machina X.  Here's what Machina X has to say about this exciting new release:

"We’ve admired and wanted to work with Nature of Wires for a while and this collaboration has been such a great experience - he’s a total pro, one of the good guys.  We’re all delighted with how this track has turned out.  Within reflects and highlights a sense of conflict many have between wanting to show an attractive outward image but risking objectification because of it - the observed vs the observer.  Overt objectifying on the many 'visuals-friendly' platforms has become rife and has even gained a level of social acceptance. Within is a reminder that books are more than just covers."

Within was released on our Bandcamp page on May 14th and on all other major streaming and download platforms on May 28th (links are here).  There's even a really cool video for it, which you can see here.