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 sees the release of the highly anticipated new 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 is 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
supported by 8 fans who also own “Cyber Rendezvous”
I am usually not into electronic music, but here is an exception. Most of the tracks are great songs and thankfully not made for the dancefloor. 'Brother' sounds too much like 'sweet dreams', and 'Empires' has too much of the thud-thud-thud you expect from stereotypical electronic musing.
but most of the other ones are very original and awesome. 'Dim the Lights' is an absolute masterpiece. KoH