Post Prog Sopho
Wicket is an Instrumental / Post Rock band from Cardiff and this is their first demo just named “Wicket Demo”.
First track is “Big B For A Small Horse” a 2 minute math rock instrumental with an interesting bass line and a rhythm guitar that builds a tune around it. An interesting introduction that leads to “The Scientific Method” an ambient post tune that moves slowly to a dynamic distorted burst around the middle of the track. Although minimal, there is an optimistic change of pace and mood in the closure of the track that gives you a hint of the band’s potentials. “Get In, Ms Riley” is the third and final track that builds up in a similar manner to the second track. Emotional and introspective, this is another interesting moment.
A couple of months later the band released another track “Know Your Roots” that continues from where the Demo ended. I think that this track is in the right direction, deeper and a bit more complex.
Wicket have the ideas and they give a hint with these tracks that there is something good here. Although there are many bands on this genre that move in parallel and similar paths like this one, there is a dedicated crowd that loves this style. If you are in post rock, check this band, I myself will surely wait their next step.