Wasuremono 忘れ物 (Japanese noun. Meaning: lost article; something forgotten.) is a musical project driven by multi-instrumentalist William Southward and his love to write, record and meticulously arrange atmospheric pop songs in his shed studio in Bradford-On-Avon, UK. All of the music is released on ‘The Wilderness Records’ a record label setup by William in 2013.
The band made up of William, Madelaine Ryan and siblings Isaac and Phoebe Phillips have become firm favourites with BBC 6 Music, with regular spins and a session at the legendary Maida Vale Studios. Last year they supported both The Flaming Lips and Phosphorescent on tour, playing at iconic venues such as Shepherd’s Bush Empire.
Wasuremono’s second album ‘Are You OK?’ is out now. It was recently picked as BBC 6 Music 'Album Of The Day'.
“Gorgeously melodic, motorik pop” - The Guardian
“They’ve got a real warmth and purpose to their song writing” - Steve Lamacq BBC 6 Music.
“Wasuremono… means anything forgotten or left behind in Japanese. No chance with this brilliant band.” - Lauren Laverne BBC 6 Music.
“… an innovative, richly widescreen experience – the sort of band that really decent speakers were made for." - Louder than War
“Records this good don’t just come about by chance.” Dancing about Architecture Blog / The Swindonian
"The music washes over me like a warm shower, in a beautiful field, on a sunny day whilst having your feet kissed by angels" - Fresh on the Net.
"This band are modern, diverse and on their way up the industry ladder" - Right Chord Music