❝ The Lake ❞
Imagine Elbow channelling the bespoke melancholy of The National over Daughter’s haunting soundscapes…Easy Kill give you exactly that in, ‘The Lake‘ with its dreamlike repetition, an alluring, spectral synthetic layered track. Cascading noir-like gloom in the vocals/lyrics weave their bittersweet imagery into something of surreal beauty…
‘The Lake‘ starts out with the soft plucking of melodic guitar strings and building layers of echoing of percussion as lead singer Theo Tobias breaks into lyrics with a deep voluminous voice hovering over tight arrangements of cymbals, drums and the delicate and gorgeous tone of the subtle guitar lead as understated and achingly gentle backing vocals hum over the twinkling melody.
The track then evolves into a richer, flowing rhythm as Tobias’ voice rises and falls in an alt-pop Morrissey-esque fashion. Infused with the spirit of Talk Talk while at one point in The Lake they sound like an ethereal 10CC.
That open-wound honesty is Easy Kill’s calling card. Amongst the beautiful, often twinkling musicianship lies a bruised but still beating heart: the kind of timeless storytelling that latches itself to the soul, never daring to loosen its grip. Bands as refreshing as Easy Kill come along once in a blue moon.’ DIY Magazine
RIYL: The National, 10CC, Daughter, Radiohead, Sigur Ros