It’s been five years, and four different states in the making, but the debut album from Brooklyn duo, The Blessed Isles sounds like it was time well spent. You’ll have to wait until next month to hear the fruits of the bands labours, but today we’re delighted to share their new single, Confession.
Whilst The Blessed Isles are a band who embrace the dreamy-wash so favoured by the current shoe-gaze revivalists, what makes them stand out is their unwillingness to compromise their natural pop instincts. Beneath Confession’s hazy synth-blur are hooks, and lots of them, they take influence from the shifting sands of alternative British-pop whether they come in the shape of Human League like drum-machine beats, or the chiming guitars of New Order.
In era where so many acts are happy to produce pleasant but forgettable sonic-dreamscapes, The Blessed Isles are a band who take those pillars and turn them into something all together more interesting, but don’t take our word for it, listen to Confession below.
Straining Hard Against The Strain Of Night is out April 29th via Saint Marie Records.