Manchester band Easy Kill have been on the scene for a couple of years now, weaving their bittersweet imagery to great effect. Their ability to construct resoundingly emotional droplets of alt-pop, is akin to what I’d imagine, Elbow channelling the bespoke melancholy of The National would feel like – bitterly honest and profoundly thrilling. Easy Kill present to us a new piece of forlorn balladry on new single ‘Samson’.
With lyrics like ‘burn after reading / have we learned nothing? / everything is what we already know’ that speak of the human condition and our ability to continue to make the same mistakes, to the more darkly comedic ‘because I’m in love / with everything which is a novelty / for me’. The band spin their delicate webs of enchantment around these darker themes, causing a slight dichotomy to appear, between the cascading noir-like gloom in the vocals and the lyrics, and the driving sonic backdrop propelling the song forward into something of surreal beauty. It’s magnificent.
Easy Kill’s ‘Sermons’ EP will be released on 26th Feb, pre-order it here. The band will also be performing at the EP’s launch party at Manchester’s Deaf Institute on 26th February, for tickets head here.