In their early days, the developing version of There Were Wires from Boston was eager but unlikely to succeed. They played at every possible venue in the city, from basements to clubs, and their explosive style of hardcore punk often left audiences with damaged speakers and vocal cords. They drew inspiration from bands like Converge, Portraits of Past, and Unbroken, combining emotionally charged dissonance with punchy, anthem-like songs. Despite their chaotic live shows, the band’s inner vulnerability shone through, setting them apart from their tough contemporaries and earning them a devoted following in the New England music scene.
After several self-released demo tapes and CD’s, TWW teamed up with Iodine Recordings for a professional version of their debut S/T record (including a live radio set), as well as their final 2003 record ‘Somnambulists’, which tread into darker, moodier, and more atmospheric territory than ever before.
The boys disbanded shortly after this release with a final show in 2004, which led to the formation of the bands Disappearer, Doomriders, and No Flowers.
After nearly two decades, There Were Wires’ debut self-titled album has been remixed by Kurt Ballou of Converge at God City Studios, and re-released on limited edition vinyl with previously out-of-print B-sides and their 1999 demo.
With this fresh re-release, the band is ready to return to the stage and reconnect with their old fans while also gaining new ones. The outcome of their second act remains to be seen. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a must listen!