The Introducing feature this week is a guest contribution from Robyn Lees, Editor-in-chief of Fit4Talent.
This week, I would like to introduce to you the London/Berlin-based electro-rock band The Unkindness of Ravens. Their music is a mind-blowing symphony of deep electro beats, grumbling vocals and gripping sounds that totally absorb you into the music. Their lyrics mostly revolve around a passion for love, death and distortion of life – cheerful I know! Their first album ‘Virus’, a cinematic concoction of hypnotic sounds and mesmerizingly eerie vocals, was a great success, and this was followed by an EP that is even better still, ‘Red Sun’. Red Sun was hailed as a cybertronic genius of power and obsession. Sounds good right?
When listening to this addictive music, you’d find it hard to believe that all this came from just 2 people, singer Nina Wagner and bassist Ben Raine. Dark, mesmeric, hypnotic, addictive; these guys certainly bring their very own unique style to electro-rock. If I might be a little cheeky here, and quote my own review of Red Sun:
We all love a good cinematic, mesmeric song and these guys don’t just deliver exactly that, they raise the bar for all other bands that create a similar style.
The Unkindness of Ravens have built a steady fan-base in both London and Berlin and rightly so; and for you Londoners, their final London gig of their current tour is this Friday (22nd March) at 333, Old Street, Shoreditch. [I’ll see you down there everyone! – Editor]
My suggestion for you all is to at least check out this fantastic band and download what they have to offer. Music is changing in the 21st century, and this lovely, if slightly crazy duo is right at the fore-front of it.
‘Red Sun’ is available as a ‘name your price’ download from here