Emerging from Wakefield in England is the alt-electro duo of Nic Marsden (Vocals / Production) and Curt Shaw (Jazz Guitar / Keys / Bass) who form Saint Cole.
In the early stages of their development, regular readers will recall their introduction in May, since when the sound has become more defined as a regular stream of tracks keep surfacing. The easy flowing constructs are darkened by an underbelly of bassy pulses, from which the keys spring around the room in tangents of shimmering shards and a mid-section which lays with mildly distorted instrumentation and sanded vocal, resulting in the sounds drifting past the ears – always just out of reach as though nothing more than a figment of the imagination. It is this sense of ghostly apparition which gives the resulting music its intense impact.
Saint Cole have numerous plans afoot, including finalisation of a visual feast of anonymity for live performance along with more one-off and full releases in the coming months. Having spent considerable time speaking to Nic over the past few months, I have little doubt other changes will be along the way to surprise and delight.
This is an out-fit to get to know in the early stages of their development as they have the potential to travel far with their compositions, which offer much to the audience, requiring only capacious amounts of time to allow the music to fully immerse the brain in the psychedelic flow.
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