New Band Of The Day #16: Luxury Death

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Debut EP Glue is due February 24th via PNKSLM Recordings and Art is Hard Records.

Who:  Girlfriend/boyfriend duo Ben Thompson and Meg Williams.

What: Synth heavy indie/alternative rock (FFO: Yuck, Surfer Blood, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart)

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Where: Manchester, UK.

Why: Meg Williams and Ben Thompson needed something else to do in the bedroom so they started a band. Which is far more productive than what most of us do: watch Netflix, and eat take away. Fair dues to them.

We adored the first song they released. Called ‘Radiator Face’, it somehow managed to remind us of Monster-era R.E.M. and Nirvana’s Unplugged record at the same time. Not an easy feat. It also added a wonderfully delicate and nonchalant vocal line that marked it apart from those alternative rock classics. It’s a perfect ‘dance in the kitchen while making the dinner’ type of track.

Their new track is called ‘Glue’ and is equally charming. This time the synths take a more prominent role, sporting a vaguely Eastern vibe. The track is about, “a conversation between two lovers at different stages in their lives. They are chained together; simultaneously holding each other close & pulling each other apart. Glue is an expression of that tight, unbalanced unity.” We also think it might be about getting your hands stuck together while trying to keep up with Neil Buchanan on Art Attack.

Both of those tracks will appear on their debut EP Glue, which is out on February 24th. That’ll be available on 10″ pink vinyl. Which is hardly a surprise as it is coming out on PNKSLM Recordings and Art is Hard Records, both of which have a penchant for lovely vinyl releases.

Pre-order it via Bandcamp.

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