The Ninth Wave announce hiatus, share new single 'Hard Not To Hold You'

With their highly-anticipated new album dropping in a few weeks, The Ninth Wave have now unveiled the next cut to be lifted from their forthcoming full-length.

The new single 'Hard Not To Hold You' follows on from the previously shared tracks 'What Makes You A Man', 'Piece and Pound Coins', 'Maybe You Didn't Know' and 'Everything Will Be Fine' in previewing their sophomore LP 'Heavy Like A Headache', which is out on the 18th March via Distiller Records. The news also comes with the announcement of a hiatus, which will begin following the band's current run of live shows.

Speaking about the new offering, they said, "How heavy do you let your head ache before you let yourself break? Songs for scraping under the surface, for starting again, songs for leaving. Elaborating our fragility into intensity - expanding beyond our infancy.”

While adding about the hiatus, "Hello! We are so so so excited to release our second album. We love it a lot and we hope you do too. We poured a lot of love, effort and emotion into it and we couldn't be prouder of the end result. It's our strongest body of songs without a doubt. Hope you’re ready for it!

On a sad but also happy note, we’ve decided that after this album is out and after the three celebration gigs in March, we’re gonna take an extended break from The Ninth Wave. That means these gigs in March will be our last as a band for a long time (maybe ever!).

We are all still best of pals and love what we have created together. However, we’ve been going full pelt for the last six years and we feel like it’s time to give the band a breather. We also all have other projects that we're keen to explore and taking a breather from the band will give us all the opportunity to do that. The Ninth Wave has given us some of the best times and we’ve met some of the loveliest people we’ve known throughout it all.

So, these gigs in March are going to be extremely fucking special celebrations. There'll be laugh, tears, cuddles, dancing, the whole bloody lot. We’re going to be playing a bunch of songs from the new album, as well as a load of the family favourites and GrEaTeSt HiTz. You absolutely CANNOT miss out, imagine the regret oh my god!!! The tour that we did at the end of 2021 reminded us of how much we fucking love playing live and seeing every one of you going for it and feeling the same feelings as us is something special.

Love to you all and we hope you love Heavy Like a Headache as much as we do. See you in March for one last dance.

Haydn, Millie, Kyalo and Calum

Have a listen to 'Hard Not To Hold You' in the player below.

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