Wayward

Wayward

London duo Wayward weave a fine strand of physical electronica that veers from deep to dreamy. With plenty of new beats locked and loaded, we get to know these Rob Da Bank faves…

Jim Ottewill
  • By Jim Ottewill
  • 2 Jun 2017
  • min read
London duo Wayward weave a fine strand of physical electronica that veers from deep to dreamy.

The pair - Lawrence Gale Hayes and Louis Greenwood - are returning after a slight hiatus spent ‘reinvigorating their inspiration’.

The first indicator of their time away is the Orissa EP on Rob Da Bank’s Silver Bear Recordings. The release's eight minute title track is a highlight, a tectonic bumper that ripples with 808 hits and folk vocals landing somewhere between Four Tet and S.P.Y. Transience. It’s the first in a series of promised releases to detonate over the rest of 2017 and should wet more discerning music lover's whistles nicely.

When they’re not in the studio, you’ll find Wayward holding it down in the DJ booth at various raves across the land. Their CV includes sets with Carl Cox and  Gaslamp Killer while they’ve also appeared at Glastonbury and SXSW.

Meet them in our 30 seconds below and check their Facebook page for details of their upcoming gigs…

We first started writing music because…
We were forced to play the recorder in primary school.

We have been making music since…
2013 (together), a lot longer separately.

Our music is…
Wayward.

You'll like our music if you listen to...
Music made by machines.

Our favourite venue is…
Beaverworks, Leeds.

Music is important because…
It's therapy.

Our biggest inspiration is…
Mixed grill kebabs from Green Lanes.

Our dream collaboration would be…
Matthew Herbert

To try us out, listen to our song
Orissa.

If we weren’t making music we’d be…
Sad and unfulfilled.

In 10 years’ time we want to be...
Still making music for a living.

Listen to Orissa below.

facebook.com/waywarduk