MWWB singer Jessica Ball shares atmospheric new video for In Your Night as Eye

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Jessica Ball, frontwoman with MWWB, previously known as heavy retro prog rockers Mammoth Wee Wizard Bastard, has shared a video for her new single under her project Eye. You can watch the video for In The Night below.

Eye sees the Welsh singer-songwriter/musician shifting into more atmospheric musical territory not dissimilar to Chelsea Wolfe or even Portishead, but with some of MWWB trademark riffing. The new outfit will release their debut album Dark Light through New Heavy Sounds on April 26.

"These songs have been many years in the making," says Ball. "Some of these ideas were crafted before MWWB, this is something I've always wanted to do. Over the last couple of years, I’ve spent some time on finishing and crafting these ideas and pieces of music into songs. Some were snippets of lyrics from my early twenties which reflect on what seems like a different person. I think it’s quite poetic how it’s all come together now.

"I was also encouraged after finding musicians who understood the vision and style I was trying to achieve, and of course my experience of being in MWWB. I’m a guitarist above all, and I loved reconnecting with guitar again. It feels like all my influences and favourite styles have come together in this album. Shoegaze, doom, folk, dream pop... It’s a real mix bag but as a whole, it represents many different stages of my life and tells a story."

Ball had relocated from Wrexham to join her new partner, veteran Welsh musician Gid Goundrey (Gulp, Ghostlawns, Martin Carr), in Cardiff just as the pandemic era dawned. Confined to their small Grangetown flat, the pair found themselves creating new music together, along with keyboard player Jonny.

Dark Light will be available as a deluxe limited vinyl edition green/purple half-and-half effect vinyl, with full download included as well as limited edition CD and on all digital platforms. You can see the new album artwork and tracklisting below.

Pre-order Dark Light.


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Eye: Dark Light
1. Window
2. Dark Light
3. The Other Sees
4. In Your Night
5. In The Sun Eternally
6. Respair
7. Out Of Sight
8. Stilllness
9. See Yourself
10. Rescue You

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.