Posts Tagged ‘Elle Mary & The Bad Men’

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After stumbling across last month’s brilliant single, “Pretend”, we were ready to declare Manchester’s Elle Mary & The Bad Men the new future of music. This week Elle and Co. have returned with the video for another stunning single, “Undead!”.

The video, featuring a collection of hauntingly atmospheric shots of the Peak District, was, in Elle’s own words, “a video that reflected the atmosphere and space of the song”Musically, “Pretend” is a subtly evolving piece, there’s an almost absent-minded quality to the gently plucked acoustic, as Elle’s voice seems to drift away in a world of its own, effortlessly picking gorgeous melodies out of the ether. As Elle sings, “you pray out loud when you want to be heard, search for me in your deepest sleep”, there’s gentle nods to the quiet intensity of acts like Mothers or Globelamp, ultimately though it’s a sound entirely her own. It might be very early days for this most intriguing of songwriters, but it’s a mightily impressive beginning so far.

Undead is out now via Sideways Saloon/Kartel Music Group