WL//WH Track Of The Day: VVOLVES “Paris”

Track Of The Day  VVOLVES  


Lazy and drained by seemingly endless weeks of scorching Mediterranean sun, our mind finally clears up through small showers and little cooler breezes, so that we can revisit some little gems we missed.

Released on August 10 and framed in a suggestive ‘May 68’ affiche artwork, “Paris” is the new single from the elusive UK band VVOLVES, already wisely introduced by Mike last year, the first taste from the upcoming as yet unfinished second EP.

The group, made of Mandy Clare (Vocals) and Iain Clarke (Bass Guitar, Electric Guitars and Keyboards) with the support of drummer Gary Bellis, deliver an ethereal, lush and evocative sound, blending gauzy spectral dream-pop tones 4-AD’s style, shimmery shoegazing textures and slow, martial, 80s dark post-punk bents, shrouded by emotive moody and eerie atmospheres, subtly rife with melancholic introspection and cinematic undertones.

The immersive and nostalgic “Paris”, permeated with doomy, simmering, reflective moods, desolately skips through crispy hiccupped, tapping beats and a bleak thick pulsing bassline, lit by icy lonely reverberated poignant strings, somberly flourishing around achingly emotional, seductive yet disturbing vocals, dropping longing, heartache, and fear into unpredictable shifts of love.

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