Formed in NYC by kindred musical counterparts, Ian Jacobs (guitar/vocals) and Michelle Feliciano (drums/vocals), The Wicked Tomorrow have garnered attention for their visceral, raw and melodic sound citing comparisons to Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Black Keys and The Velvet Underground by press and fans alike.
For The Wicked Tomorrow, live performances are where this band is really at home. The band’s shows are a juggernaut of sonic treats and intense stage presence, compiling a sound and vibe much bigger than a two-piece would ever suggest. As a result, the band was chosen to represent Brooklyn at the Quiksilver Music Festival in NY alongside Interpol, BRMC, Flaming Lips, Matt and Kim and many more notable acts this past summer. They have also toured the U.S. extensively as support for Mike Watt and The Missingmen, Francis and The Lights, Japanther, Company of Thieves and The Dig, exhibiting the undeniable live energy of their songs and chemistry on stage.
The duo’s male/female vocal interplay which soar above Jacobs’ multi-octave guitar assault and Feliciano‘s methodical drum rhythms are captured with a loose, lively and jagged precision on the band’s debut EP. The release has spawned two singles and music videos for the tracks “Frenemy” and “Just Break” leading to notable press and praise from AM New York, CMJ, The Deli Magazine, Time Out Boston and Verbicide Magazine as well as a slew of music blogs.
With continued adoration for their live shows and debut EP, upcoming performances at music festivals around the country and plans for a new full-length album due out in early 2012, The Wicked Tomorrow are cementing themselves as Brooklyn’s newest indie rock darlings.
Here is what others have to say about The Wicked Tomorrow:
“This two-piece rock band, from Brooklyn, with a sexy style and songs steeped with electric melodies has been compared to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”
– AM New York
“he-she duo chant harmonized lyrics over steady percussion and mean guitar”
- CMJ 2010 Festival Guide
“Bam!” goes The Wicked Tomorrow and their self-titled, recently released EP. This duo brings a hybrid mix of Velvet Underground tension and a White Stripes-like clash and bang to their newly acquired table.”
– Verbicide Magazine
“Showmanship with sludgy, gritty rock n’ roll that bangs and seriously rules. While true to their name, The Wicked Tomorrow has an ounce of something a little darker and sinister in their rock.”
– Reviewsic Music
“Brooklyn based duo that plays a dark brand of bold and melodically driven rock music… a visceral goldmine.”
- Deli Magazine
“moody and harmonic rock”
-Time Out Boston
“stripped down rock jams with catchy hooks that will get under your skin.”
- Boom Boom Chik
“heavy chords that are groovy in an edgy rock ‘n roll way.”
– Star Beat Music
“a jagged sounding, male/female rock duo, with assertive vocals and 2 part harmonies…dark but fun. The tones and sounds are like a cross between Black Rebel Motorcycle Club & Yeah Yeah Yeahs.”
– Imprint Unsigned
“signature swaggerific raunch… ripping into riffs and heavy bumping on the skins, the results are very Black Keys esq: loaded on rhythm and an occasional quick, high note filler at the breaks. The music bleeds with reverb and power.”
– Knocks From The Underground