Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Seriously, what is it with November and artists announcing new singles / albums and more! I cannot keep up with the news at present (which is definitely a good thing), Widowspeak are the latest candidate to throw their hat into the ring of early album of the year potentials with the first track from their upcoming album Almanac (due January 22nd, on Captured Tracks).
Entitled "Ballad of the Golden Hour" it's a perfect continuation from the newly stripped-back Brooklyn two piece, a wandering, strumming waltz sees shiny guitars race away with each other amongst melodic drums and the heavenly purr of vocalist Molly Hamilton, overwhelming easy on the ear it builds gradually to a Spaghetti Western soundtrack fitting crescendo of pummelling beats and dusty guitar spirals. I've only seen Widowspeak live once to date, a dreamy show at The Underbelly last year where sultry Molly's vocals and the wonderful guitar work had me all weak at the knees, I wasn't the only one... more UK dates please!