Formed in 2012, The Bellwether Syndicate
is fronted by veteran artist William Faith (formerly of Faith and the Muse, Christian Death, Mephisto Walz, Shadow Project, Sex Gang Children, The March Violets, etc.), and Sarah Rose Faith (aka internationally renown DJ Scary Lady Sarah). While the studio recordings are made by William and Sarah alone, the live lineup includes Paul Sin (bass), Philly Peroxide (keyboards/percussion) and William's long-time bandmate and drummer Stevyn Grey.
Released in 2013, The Night Watch EP was supported by a string of dates both domestic and abroad, culminating in the band delivering a celebrated performance at Germany's storied Wave-Gotik-Treffen festival in 2014.
Released on November 2, 2018, 'Republik' is an alluring piece of glam noir, which entered the German alternative charts (Dac) at #16. 2018 also saw The Bellwether Syndicate touring the US/Canada supporting darkwave pioneers Clan of Xymox (with a second leg of the tour planned to follow in November of 2019) and the band have just returned from a wildly successful return performance at the Wave-Gotik-Treffen in Leipzig, Germany in June.
's music sounds as fresh as ever... underlin(ing) the dark emotional underbelly of alternative music, finding a sweet spot between post-punk, ethereal wave, and shimmery goth rock." -- Big Takeover Magazine
Between the lost promises of summer and the bitter austerity of winter lives the time between; the shorter, pallid days, the dying leaves, the melancholic reflection of time as it passes... This pensive time between has been evoked and pondered in the words of poets ranging from Yeats to Keats, and once again it finds sublime expression in the lush, passionate, melodic, dark pop of Autumn.
(of Sunshine Blind) will be opening the show with an acoustic set of Sunshine Blind songs and covers that have been re-made in a haunting 4AD style.