mariner's children Sycamore (4-track CD, £5.35)label: Broken Sound
Following on from their critically acclaimed ‘New Moore Island’ EP (“Simply astonishing... exhilarating and devastating... a thrilling journey” - Q Magazine; “Roaring with the hot-headed intensity of Arcade Fire, made brittle with tumultuous rage and regret” - NME), 7-piece band The Mariner’s Children return with a new work, ‘Sycamore EP’, as devastating and as poignantly beautiful as their last. · Hinging on the themes of love and death, songwriter Benedict Rubinstein explores the relationships between these experiences and how both can distort logic. · The Mariner’s Children include members of Peggy Sue, Laura Marling, Sons Of Noel And Adrian, Alessi’s Ark, and Eyes & No Eyes. · Drawing inspiration from Chris Taylor (Grizzly Bear)’s approach to production, Angels Of Light, and Pentangle amongst others, their music has, at the same time, all the immense instrumentation of Arcade Fire and the subtlety of the likes of Iron & Wine and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy. · “Purveyors of lovingly crafted music with anthemic uplift and widescreen ambition” - The Guardian; “(‘New Moore Island’) sets an impossibly high level of expectations of any future endeavours... an intimate, poignant release that’s impressive in every way” - The Line Of Best Fit.
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