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New Artist Of The Day: Volcanoes

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Striking mix of delicious harmonies, stirring acoustic music and symphonic flourishes…

SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Wow, it’s rare that you come across a band who sound so close to perfection so early on. Every influence, every layer, ever part of the puzzle seems like it’s been through a lifetime to arrive at this moment, and it’s still so early in Volcanoes career. There are echoes of the Shins highly melodic but melancholic alchemy, the otherworldly balance of harmony and folk perfection of Fleet Foxes, all turned into something perfectly nuanced and full of dynamism. There’s the melodic inventiveness and playfulness of the Coral (sans their Indie-Pop directness), each melodic refrain taking you one step closer to the drama. The strings begin to unfold and take centre stage, underpinning some truly sumptuous melodies creating a dream-like inner sphere that protects us from the negatives outside, instead keeping us warm and nourishing us with a sense of tenderness through those piercing melodies. A truly inspired band deserving of your attention! Check their track below and keep your eye out for our forthcoming interview with the band.”
volcanoesVolcanoes are a Yorkshire based alternative/indie band consisting of Sam, Kev, Boa and Chris. Having already had interest from EMI, V2 and Fourteenth Floor Recordings, taking part in T4 Orange Unsigned, and having finished in the top 20 of the Glastonbury Emerging Talent contest, the boys are finally ready to release their much anticipated new single When We Melodise. A mix between Simon and Garfunkel, Midlake, The Shins and Echo And The Bunnymen, When We Melodise is a treat for every ear and rewards more active listening than the standard indie song. The arrangement is soft and contained yet otherworldly at the same time. By carefully interlinking the main and backing vocals and letting them flow over one another, Volcanoes combine both the familiar and the new in a very musical manner. The demonstrative use of strings pulsating confidently in the background creates an extra dimension to the open body of sound. It also compliments their soft harmonies echoing throughout the track and adding oxygen to the overall listening experience. When We Melodise will be available for sale and download 9th of March and is taken from the Volcanoes’ debut album Radiogeist  to be released later this year.