Wax-Tree-Cast: Indie-pop duo from Halifax, West Yorkshire. Formed in mid-2020, the band consists of lead vocalist and bassist Oolagh Hodgson and songwriter Blair Murray on lead guitar. Blair is a former member of Manchester band Twisted Wheel and has also worked with Nile Marr and Johnny Marr on Nile’s band Man Made.
They have been causing a stir on the scene since their inception in lockdown. The band have also just signed a publishing deal with Blue Raincoat Music/Chrysalis Records.
Championed by Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq and also Chris Hawkins on BBC 6 Music – who said he “really fell for” the band after seeing them play live. Wax-Tree-Cast have also seen fierce support from John Kennedy’s X-Posure show on Radio X. Kennedy has supported all five single releases and recently invited the band into his studio for an intimate interview and live set.
Last year they played at Kendal Calling, Liverpool Sound City and toured the U.K. including headlining and selling out Hebden Bridge’s Trades Club and many more. This year they have gone further, supporting the likes of Baby Strange, Tess Parks, Tim Burgess (The Charlatans), The Hold Steady and recently toured with Steve Mason