Thursday, 6 March 2014

EP REVIEW: Double Echo - Life Inside / Rupture / Sylvia

The Cure? Joy Division? Sisters of Mercy?

Just a few high-end bands that have been associated with the sound of Double Echo. Deriving from garage horror-pop fiends Zombina and the Skeletones, Doc Horror (Ash Lerczak) alongside Chris Luna have created a post-punk fuelled, gothic treat for the hidden unknowns of the universe. It's refreshing to hear a band that aren't following the latest cliché and are re-engaging our minds with phenomenal sound.

Double Echo hail from the creative land of Liverpool and are already on their 4th release after forming in just 2012. Previous releases include 3 track EP 'Black Morning' (September, 2012), 2 track single 'Darkroom/Plain Sight' and debut album 'Phantomime'.

Their latest EP 'Life Inside / Rupture / Sylvia', released on 25th January 2014, takes you along a dark synth journey.'Life Inside' sounds like it could've been plucked straight out of the 70s/80s, echoing the doom and gloom of depression, unemployment and empty buildings. Taking the tempo down a peg or two, 'Rupture' indulges all sense with the rippling reverb of the delicate female vocals, falling into a level of innocence when flowing into the chorus. The production is simply beautiful. Track 'Sylvia', which was recently featured on record label 'Ritual Tapes' compilation 'Black Earth 2014', creates an air of mystery to who this person is. The introduction sounds almost as if you are following/hunting someone; following her? Following her life? The more you listen the more you want to know everything about this ominous being.

Double Echo have proven themselves to be a band to watch/listen/love and I cannot wait to hear more. Seeing as they put out 2 releases a month after each other, hopefully it won't be long until I can hear more from the captivating duo.

'Life Inside / Rupture / Sylvia' is available NOW from Double Echo's band camp page at £Name-Your-Price.

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