With the 2014 release of music and visual art manifestos, “Unites” and their self-titled debut effort, Lost Under Heaven, comprised of WU LYF’s Ellery Roberts and Ebony Hoorn quickly received quite a bit of attention across the blogosphere for a raw and primal vocals paired with an urgent, untamed passion that evokes youth in all of its beautiful, blind, ridiculous glory. Building upon the buzz they’ve received, the duo of Roberts and Hoorn released their full-length debut Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing through renowned indie label Mute Records earlier this year — and the album’s first two singles “I&I” and “Beneath The Concrete” have not only received a bit of attention across the blogosphere, they also feature videos directed and shot by the band’s Ebony Horn.
Spiritual Songs For Lovers To Sing‘s latest single “Lost Under Heaven” consists of a rather simple arrangement of buzzing guitar chords, gently swirling feedback, propulsive, staccato drumming paired with howled lyrics and a rousingly anthemic hook to craft a song that swoons with a furious urgency while being somewhat reminiscent of PJ Harvey’s “Good Fortune” but filtered through shoegaze and New Wave.
The recently released video for “Lost Under Heaven” employs a relatively simple concept of featuring the duo moodily walking around darkened streets and footage of the duo passionately performing the song in what appears to be an empty garage. Interestingly, the release of the video comes in advance of the duo’s sets at Reading and Leeds Festivals this weekend — and in some way serves as a teaser to what fans should expect from their upcoming live sets.
26 Aug – Reading Festival – Festival Republic Stage
27 Aug – Leeds Festival – Festival Republic Stage
2 Sep – Berlin, Pop Kultur, Germany