American Wrestlers are an indie rock band fronted by the UK influence of songwriter Gary McClure. His former band, Working for a Nuclear Free City, broke up at the end of 2012 and McClure promptly began recording solo. His debut record, “Wreaths,” was released the following year, and McClure moved from Manchester, England, to St. Louis, MO, where he currently resides. He recruited his wife, Bridgette Imperial, to play keys and guitar, and added a bass player and drummer to form the current lineup.
American Wrestlers signals a slight shift in style, incorporating the “nu-gaze” of his former band with psychedelic folk songwriting and massive, anthemic choruses. The lo-fi aesthetic of their recordings is overhauled on stage by waves of distorted rock and shape-shifting song construction.
Watch the band perform tracks from their new self-titled release here on Audiotree Live.
1. No One Crying Over Me Either
2. I Can Do No Wrong
3. The Rest of You
5. Wild Yonder
St. Louis, Missouri
Gary McClure – Guitar and Vocals
Bridgette Imperial – Guitar and Keys
Ian Reitz – Bass
Josh Van Hoorbeke – Drums