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Originally formed in 1986 by Gary Watts and Andrew Stirling-Brown, Hereford-based electronic band Nature of Wires toured regularly until 1994, playing a mixture of covers & originals; self-releasing their debut Modus Operandi album in 1993. In November 2014, Gary began composing music again, later forming an unlikely partnership with Maren Northway, otherwise known as CountessM – a prolific and respected vocalist and lyricist from Fullerton, California.
With only a few single releases officially available, Nature of Wires & CountessM have developed a growing worldwide fanbase, receiving airplay on numerous radio stations including a live performance and feature on BBC Introducing.
July 2016 saw the release of the highly anticipated album Cyber Rendezvous on Manchester’s AnalogueTrash record label.
Featuring ten brand new tracks, Cyber Rendezvous is the brainchild of two very distinct yet complementary talents. Brooding and uncompromising; stark, brutalist percussion juts menacingly from below ethereal string and synth arrangements, while CountessM’s crooning vocals and poetic lyrics spin intricate tales of subversion, love, longing and betrayal.
A must for fans of Gary Numan, Alien Sex Fiend, Talk Talk, The Knife, and Bat For Lashes.
Cyber Rendezvous was officially released on the 29th of July 2016 and is available from all good digital outlets and on CD in a six panel digipak edition, featuring artwork from Vlad McNeally.
released July 29, 2016
Artwork by Vlad McNeally
Mastered by X-FUSION MUSIC PRODUCTION
All songs written by Gary Watts & Maren Northway
Additional input on The Feast on Famine by Andrew Stirling-Brown
Guen Watts, Andrew Stirling-Brown, Jason Henrikson & Ian Brown for love, tolerance, friendship and guidance
Cyferdyne & Deviant UK for inspiration
Mark Buckley & Adrian Thompson for having faith in us
Dwayzo Lawrence of KnowKontrol for introducing us to each other
DJs who have supported us, especially Jason Older, Johnny Normal, Alan Hanna, Andrew Skerat Kennedy, Jeff Appleton, WEATNU, Keith Whitham, Oren Amram, Paul Randall, Dean Clarke, Andrew Marston, Rob Harvey, Andy Jay, Rusty Egan, Derek Anthony Williams, Niki Tyler, Chris Watts, Robby Edge & CJ Stephenson
This album is dedicated to all those who have been and will be touched by cancer and to all animals suffering from abuse
NoW was formed in 1986. Original line-up was Gary Watts & Andrew Stirling-Brown. In 1993 Sarah Bouchier (Lady B) joined. In
1994 year the band took a 6-month break, which would last more than 20 years!
In 2015 NoW reformed and joined forces with CountessM. In 2016 they released Cyber Rendezvous on AnalogueTrash.
In 2015 Tim Powell-Tuck joined on drums. In 2018 Lady B returned to the line-up....more
supported by 65 fans who also own “Cyber Rendezvous”
Without a doubt one of the strongest EBM/Electro/Synthpop releases of 2015! Every song a brilliant shimmering gem and qualified as a "favorite track". A refreshing range of styles, emotions, and songwriting genius. This is not ordinary by any means but rather extraordinary and shows exceptional promise from the Swedish masterminds on their sophomore release (as did their debut). Highly Recommended. This has quickly become a release I could not live without. 10/10! Johnny Brito