Independent Play 12: e4444e with ‘Wolves’
April 1st 2020
Giving our Young Henrys Independent Play series the farewell it deserves is Newcastle’s very own e4444e and his unique brand of indie-pop.
Young multi-instrumentalist e4444e has fast become an FBi Radio favourite for his instantly recognisable brand of bedroom pop, heralded by his signature driving rhythms, textual soundscapes and raw vocals.
Jumping on the Independent Play stage with his bandmates, he delivered an electric performance of his latest single ‘Wolves’. Simple but poignant and perfectly restrained, the track is a sign of great things to come from his to-be-announced forthcoming body of work.
About ‘Wolves’, e4444e says:
“Wolves for me is a little song that hints describing a lot of things and their motion in the world, trying to connect streams to things. The song is short and little in its scope, like a fox or a simple sage. The truths are kind of dry and airy and the sounds float around them. Doesn’t go very far, doesn’t try to either.”
As we sat down for a quick post-performance chat about the highs and lows of touring life, e4444e and his bandmates wasted no opportunity to pose some of life’s greatest unanswered questions – what quantifies a cool artist as opposed to an uncool artist? Is there even such a thing? And more importantly, boxers or briefs?
Stream e4444e’s fun lil performance in full below.
Independent Play is made possible by Young Henrys.
Cameras: Steven Lattuca, George-Alex Nagle and Jorge Pena
Edit: Steven Lattuca
Audio recording: Harvey O’Sullivan