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I Can’t Fight

Self Released 1st August

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Louder Than War Bomb Rating 4.5

Straight outta Saddleworth come along another group that have caught the attention of the LTW ‘AF’ Carey radar to join the group of exciting Next Wave bands hitting the streets. And there’s a slight difference with this lot….


 Stepford Wives are a canny bunch. Take the two elder statesmen in the band Niklos Jackson – the teacher, and Dom Wint the web master. Mix it up with two music students who can’s even fuckin’ vote yet and you get a pile driver of a second single. The first single slipped by me (I’m only human) however this fully gets my attention. It kicks off with a funky ska guitar riff but unlike the ska punk scene from across the pond this is British through and through. It builds up into a massive guitar riff launching the chorus of “Someone told me I can’t fight” and a fuckin’ thunderous assault of machine gun drumming that pummels your head. You can hear the influences in their like Pixies, The Clash, you get my drift. Niklos knows how to pen an anthem and right now they’re back in the studio planning the follow up. 

This second single was recorded at Edge Recording Studio in Cheshire by producer John Delf and engineer Mark Winterburn (New Order, Lana Del Rey, Bugzy Malone, Plan B) 

Already a massive crowd favourite at live shows, I Can’t Fight is the perfect riposte for everyone that has put you down, passed you over or tried to tell you you’re not good enough. 

Stepford Wives’ debut single Follow This Way received universal praise, with consistent radio airplay, and has been added to multiple Spotify playlists, including Manchester Music Forever’s “This Is Manchester 2019” compilation. They were named Revolution 96.2’s “Featured Band” at the beginning of April. Revolution 96.2 DJ and MMTV presenter Dave Sweetmore said: “Everyone is talking about them.”

I Can’t Fight will cause a scene wherever it gets played this summer and beyond. Contact the band directly to discuss interviews, reviews and live appearances.

One of the best releases from the Next Wave this year! Check it out!

Stepford Wives are:

Niklos Jackson- Guitars/Vocals

Rowan Heywood – Bass/Vocals

Jarrod Ogden – Drums

Dom Wint – Guitar

Live Date:

Saturday 10th August: Indie Rocks! Radio Launch Party – Jimmy’s, Manchester.





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