London trio Witching Waves make razor-edged pop with slashing guitars and a moody streak running throughout. If you like a spoonful of medicine to help the sugar go down, Witching Waves do it very well as can be heard on the group's terrific album Crystal Cafe that came out in February via HHBTM/Soft Power. You can listen to the whole thing and watch the video for "Twister" below.

Witching Waves will be heading to the U.S. this week to begin their first-ever tour here and they'll be sharing the road with their HHBTM labelmates Eureka California. They'll both play NYC Popfest on Sunday, May 22 at Littlefield which is the all-day show that also features Railway Children, Secret Shine, Even as We Speak, Lake Ruth and headliners The Chills. That show is sold out but there may be tickets available when doors open (2:30 PM).

All dates are listed below.

Witching Waves - 2016 Tour Dates
5-18 - Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ Rad-isarus Rex
5-19 - Raleigh, NC @ Slim's w/ Soccer Tees
5-20 - Wheaton, MD @ Baxter BLDG w/ Valencia & Get A Tan
5-21 - Altantic City, NJ @ House Show
5-22 - Brooklyn, NY @ Littlefield (NYC Popfest)
5-23 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Joe Jack Talcum & Glitter
5-24 - Washington DC @ Third Floor w/ Foul Swoops & Governess
5-25 - Baltimore, MD @ the Crown w/ Snail Mail & Hothead
5-26 - Roanoke, VA @ the Bazaar
5-27 - Asheville, NC @ the Odditorium w/ Minorcan
5-28 - Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre Rooftop