All posts tagged darkpop

SeaWitches – Stars


“I found you when you were sleeping… Don’t wait for me, I cannot love”

As I listened to Stars by Liverpool quartet SeaWitches for the first time, I actually felt alive inside. I could hear my heart beating faster than usual, pounding against my chest. Taken from forthcoming EP ‘Tear Back The Sky’, Jo Herring’s lovelorn vocals dance above unremitting melodies. The contrast between her personal lyrics and the soaring sounds around them is compelling and exquisite. With hints of No Shout’s No Call’s era Electrelane, SeaWitches have for me, produced the track of the year so far. Urgent, romantic and utterly beautiful. Sha Sha la la la.

Phill Young

Leda and the Swan – Lead Sky


Tru Luv is excited to introduce Leda and the Swan, a promising new artist based in Manchester.

Still only a teenager, his music already has a strong identity, something which some artists struggle to find over a lifetime. Lead Sky is a darkly delicious creation with shadowy vocals delivered over a menacing and brooding percussion. A melancholy trombone and flute combine to devastating effect, creating a sense of mourning throughout the piece.

Fans of David Thomas Broughton will find Leda and the Swan a similarly intriguing proposition, one that will add something musically unique to my beautiful city.

Leda and the Swan performs at The Castle on May 12th with Die Hexen and Lazer Dream Eyes

Phill Young