— by David Treatman
:The Wind and The Wave falls in between musical genres — embracing elements of blues, rock, indie-folk and pop.
The group’s catchy melodies, bluesy guitar licks, and lyrics from the heart are fresh. Their eclectic style has several trademarks like their use of swirly guitar strokes as a background for punchy lead guitar. Another signature sound is their complex, tom-heavy drumbeats.
The group’s compositions are starting to successfully cut through the mix of a largely electronic and auto-tuned industry. Signed by RCA in 2013, The Wing and The Wave have started to climb the ladder, playing bigger and better venues. Their debut album, “From the Wreckage,” has climbed steadily in the Spotify charts, and they have been featured in an episode of Grey’s Anatomy with a track off of their sophomore album, “Covers One.”
Last Saturday the group lit up the Forest Stage of Firefly Music Festival in Delaware. The trio: Patricia Lynn, Dwight Baker and Nick Spreigl, managed to draw a strong audience that erupted in applause at the end of every song, despite performing at the same time as several other acts such as “Foster The People.” The energy flowed and, as Baker said, “made the night magical.” This set was their first after an intense week of vocal rest and coaching. Lynn worked hard to beat her laryngitis, which forced the band to cancel their set at Bonaroo last weekend.
I sat down with Baker (“the Wind”) and Lynn (“the Wave”) earlier this year after a concert in Philadelphia. They suggested that new music was in the works, and have since confirmed to their organized fan base, The WRKG, that they have recorded demos in preparation for a third release. You can buy all of their music, and merchandise, and sign up for their mailing list on their website, and can join The WRKG by contacting the band and making your interest known.