Currently based in Richmond, UK, the self-described psychedelic, garage noir duo West Wickhams — Jon Othello and Elle Flores — originally formed in Tresco, the second biggest island of the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, UK. Tresco is famously known as the “Island of Lost Souls” and features subtropical plants and shipwrecked figureheads.
The British duo’s overall aesthetic is influenced by a wide range of sources including Mary Shelley, Whitby Abbey, Edgar Allan Poe, Andy Warhol, abstract painting, film noir and more.
Their debut EP Consider Her Way is out now on a limited edition CD and on the digital streaming platforms. The EP’s latest single, EP title track “Consider Her Way” is a brooding bit of goth-leaning post-punk centered around angular, reverb and delay-drenched guitars and a motorik groove. The end result is a song that may bring the likes of The Cure and Cocteau Twins to mind.
The accompanying video featured edited footage from a particularly creepy and downright nightmarish Black and White version of Alice in Wonderland.