This past weekend it was recently announced that London, ON synth-pop duo, West Nile has signed with Last Gang Records. This comes after almost exactly a year from playing their first live show, then playing a slew of concerts and festivals like Wayhome Music & Arts Festival, Dundas Street Festival, Grickle Grass Festival and others. We couldn’t be more proud of both Kit Bath and L-DC for making this move as Indie Underground has supported and believed in them from since they started their musical journey. We can’t wait to see what comes next for the very humble and hardworking twosome!
Last Gang is a music company founded in 2003 and credited with launching the careers of Metric, Death From Above 1979, MSTRKRFT and Crystal Castles. The company is also well known for its work with Arkells, Ryan Hemsworth, Purity Ring, and Chromeo.
With the West Nile / Last Gang partnership announcement comes the release of a stunning new cover of Alice Cooper’s Only Women Bleed.
West Nile on the new song via Last Gang’s Press Release:
“On the surface, Only Women Bleed is a song about a physically abusive relationship. I am fortunate to never have had a partner physically abuse me; however, in the depths of my addiction, I was manipulative, controlling, and the emotionally abusive partner. Although I believed I was in loving relationships, I used men selfishly for comfort and to improve my lack of self-worth. Eventually, imagining a life of sobriety seemed much more difficult than getting into cars with strange men. I used to believe I was a special case – never experiencing trauma, or a shitty childhood. And yet still I became someone selling myself for drugs and alcohol. At the time, when the people I loved began to exit my life, I felt deep resentment and self-pity. I expected someone who loved me to stay with me no matter how bad things got. I now understand the people who left me were not betraying me; rather, they were showing me that my behavior was intolerable. They were doing a difficult and loving thing by leaving the abuse in order to heal themselves. Sometimes the most loving thing we can do for others is to leave and get well. I would not have the life I have today if they had allowed my behavior to continue.”
West Nile have been very busy in the studio recording new music after the successful release of their 2015 self-titled EP. If you have seen the duo perform recently, you would have heard a couple new synthsational tracks that will end up on their newest album. Only Women Bleed will also make an appearance on the album. Stay tuned for more from West Nile in 2017!