ARC021: The Violets - Foreo
1. The Violets - Foreo
2. The Violets - Emerald
3. The Violets - Hang And Fall
Inspired by the the horse in Hitchcock's film 'Marnie', Foreo sounds like black painted corridors with single shade-less bulbs swinging crazily, alternating between casting dislocated shadows and shards of brightness. As with the film, Foreo is suffused with a sense of thrilling discomfort. With ominously driven verses and triumphant choruses, this song rises and rises with an ever quickening heartbeat.
'Emerald' over on the flip is a more primal affair and could easily be the meeting spot where both the Banshees 'Mirage' and 'Metal Postcard' converge. Skewed riffs muddied by razored psyche motifs buckle and bruise to a tribal like no wave vibe.
The doom-laden, darkly set kaleidoscopic and intimate sounding 'Hang and Fall' closes this deathly romantic feast of a single.
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The band formed when guitarist Joe met vocalist Alexis in a tea room in Pinner, a suburb in North West London, and the pair discovered a shared affinity with emotive, brash and confrontational music. The pair soon wrote a song 'Laxteen', which was recorded in a studio owned by Scott Rosenthal in New York. Scott also played drums on the track. Upon returning to London Andrew Moran was recruited as drummer and the trio played their debut at Brixton Windmill.
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