Sun.Set.Ships - Sinking Islands
Info: Electro-indie outfit Sun.Set.Ships have their debut video with 'Sinking Islands', the lead track taken from their upcoming debut EP. Formed in 2014, the trio of Conor Bellew (vocals, keys), Ciaran Curley (vocals, lead guitar) and Ryan Mulligan (percussion, Ableton Live) have spent the best part of the last two years honing a sound combining atmospheric electronic-driven melodies with punchy, folk-enthused lyrics. The Monaghan-based act are now putting the final touches to their eagerly awaited debut record 'Man Must Explore' which is due to be released in summer 2016 with a series of live performances to mark the release also on the cards.
Sun.Set.Ships have presented us with a solid intro to what we may find on Man Must Explore later this year, whilst the trio count the likes of CHVRCHES, Hot Chip and James Vincent McMorrow as influences, you could add the likes of Peter, Bjorn & John and M83 to that list. Whilst many contemporaries in the field of electropop here in Ireland have shades of UK influences cast over their sound, Sun.Set.Ships seem to be closer to the Scandinavian style, to my ears at least.
'Sinking Islands' is enjoyable from start to finish, the vocals are soothing and crisp and the minimalistic approach to beats and synths work well in tandem with the vox. Lyrically the track is straight-forward enough with a clear emphasis on a catchy chorus, the release of their debut record in the summer will give us a better picture of where the band are at, but they've got our attention now.
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