25 year old multi instrumentalist James Kelly is until now best known as the sole permanent member and writer behind black metal outfit Altar Of Plagues, who have released two critically acclaimed albums on iconic labels Profound Lore and Candlelight. Using found sounds, homemade instruments and field recordings as a base, Altar Of Plagues create music "Full of radical tangents and alien-to-black metal elements, more focused on frailty and struggle than majesty and grandeur" (Pitchfork).

These ideas transfer to James' solo recordings as WIFE, which also reveal his longstanding interest in electronic music. His first EP "Stoic" is soon to be released on left_bank, followed by material to come out on Tri Angle Records in 2013.

A unique talent, James will play live as WIFE for the first time at Unsound 2012, sure to be the first of many shows.


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