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Witch Fever announce debut album ‘Congregation’ with striking title track

The news comes ahead of the band opening for My Chemical Romance in Milton Keynes this week

By Will Richards

Witch Fever pose for a press photo
Witch Fever. (Photo: Reuben Bastienne.)

Witch Fever have announced details of their debut album, ‘Congregation’ – watch the striking video for its title track below.

The band’s first full-length effort will come out on October 21 via the Music For Nations label, and the announcement comes ahead of Witch Fever supporting My Chemical Romance in Milton Keynes this Thursday (May 19).

Discussing the album’s title track, vocalist Amy Walpole said: “This is Alisha’s [Yarwood, guitarist] personal fave! It marks a new step in our development as songwriters as it’s something different from what we’ve done before. We allowed ourselves to experiment with space and dynamics and we love it!”

Going on to talk about the debut album itself, Walpole added: “As our first album we’re really excited to just get it out there. We feel that it’s a step above what we’ve done before as we had a chance to experiment with sound and structure. It was our first opportunity to explore writing a body of work which was challenging but has been so rewarding!”

Watch the video for ‘Congregation’ below and pre-order the album here.

See the band’s forthcoming tour dates, including the imminent show with My Chemical Romance and dates supporting Surfbort, below.

MAY 2022
19 – Stadium MK, Milton Keynes (with My Chemical Romance)
23 – Green Door Store, Brighton (with Surfbort)
24 – Strange Brew, Bristol (with Surfbort)
25 – Soup Kitchen, Manchester (with Surfbort)
26 – King Tuts, Glasgow (with Surfbort)
29 – Elsewhere, Margate (with Surfbort)

JUNE 2022
24 – Outbreak Festival, Manchester

JULY 2022
7 – 2000Trees Festival, Cheltenham

26 – Reading Festival
27– Leeds Festival

MCR began their long-awaited reunion tour in Cornwall last night (May 16). In a five-star review of the show, Rolling Stone UK said: “This was a camp, self-referential and accomplished performance from a now-legacy act who aren’t a nostalgia project or merely doing reunion shows. They’re on top of their game and have the wider rock world and swathes of new young fans eating from the palms of their jazz hands.”