|Label:||[PIAS] Recordings Belgium|
‘Several Others’ marks Whispering Sons’ first full-length release since their 2018 debut ‘Image’, which has notched up over 20,000 sales locally in Belgium as well as tallying up millions of streams for their dark and unique blend of experimental and frenetic postpunk.
Similarly, prior to lockdown, their ferocious live shows had also seen them begin to firmly cement themselves as a must-see live band, playing alongside the likes of The Murder Capital, Patti Smith, The Soft Moon and Croatian Amor, as well as touring across the UK and Europe with Editors in 2019 and 2020.
The new album sees the band distil the ferocious post-punk aesthetics from which their sound first emerged and pushes them to the absolute limit. The tracks toy with the delicate balance between moments of fragility and their capability for relentless and driving intensity, experimenting at the point in which no wave, industrial and avant-punk converge.
The anxious and propulsive instrumentation is eerily abstracted, whilst Fenne Kuppens’ words, sung in a dramatic and utterly distinctive low register, inject that extra central tension and darkness.
Available on rust coloured vinyl.
(I Leave You) Wounded