Coming from Static Shore’s fourth album Panikon, Any Stage by the Seattle based duo (Shannon Alexander and Eric Smith) fuses trip hop, dark electro and subtle rock tones to great effect.
Inviting favourable comparisons to the likes of CHVRCHES and Purity Ring, the song opens with a simple yet stirring melody before Shannon Alexander’s vocals come in to take your breath away. Her hushed tones and blend of rock, folk and pop vibes lend a sense of lightness to the sometimes sombre but always captivating arrangement.
Panikon is out now, with a digital version available for purchase on Bandcamp. You can also catch up with more of the duo’s music on Spotify. For more news on the band including gigs and releases, be sure to check out Static Shore on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
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