When we last encountered Liverpool’s Etches, back in October, they were being all autumnal and brooding with their debut track, “Let’s Move In”. Now, having also covered Marvin Gaye recently, they have returned with another heady dose of melancholic melodies and doom laden soundscapes.
“The Charm Offensive” is dark, cold and desperate like snowflakes on bare skin, you yearn for warmth and love that just won’t come. Emotion heavy vocals rise like hope and drums pound out a melancholic beat in a wake to a relationship that aches of frost and sadness as the guitar cries out in agony.
Etches have been getting a lot of attention of late and a lot of praise for their monochromatic introspections and observations and it’s not hard to see why, they have certainly charmed us. Expect much more from these guys in 2014.
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