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Melanscholar - Easy Kill
Easy Kill
"Melanscholar"

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EASY KILL come from Manchester
England. They consist of Theo Tobias
Ronan Clowes
Alex Howes
Andrew Keaveney and Thomas Short. 'Melanscholar' is their debut album
due for release on fierce panda on September 22nd
and it follows on the hazy heels of lead-off track ‘Phantom Pain’
the summertime single which set out the quintet’s quixotic agenda. EASY KILL headline London’s Moth Club on October 3rd.

Because the EASY KILL sound has been half-jokingly labelled ‘doom-pop’
a term which highlights the duality underpinning their music
wherein quiet thoughtful lulls are followed by louder moments of uplift or down-spiral. Chaos then clarity…the excitement and fear of being alive. This angsty theme has been carefully honed in Easy Kill’s previous releases
the ‘Already Entitled’ EP (2015) and the ‘Sermons’ EP (2016). But it hits a whole new creative apogee with the 'Melanscholar' project
which sees EASY KILL running with the concept of life in the afterlife.

With its spectral
synthetic layers and perplexed vocals ‘Melanscholar’ is an unfathomably LOVELY record; modern and maudlin
like a woeful Foals blended with sad-faced post-Alt-J japery. But this is an album which is also aware of the ghosts of the past
infused at is with the spirit of Talk Talk while at one point in ‘The Lake’ they sound like an ethereal 10CC. They’re not in love. So don’t forget it. Or
in their own words...

"‘Melanscholar’ is the debut album by Easy Kill. It follows the journey of a lost soul
trying to find its bearings in the afterlife. The story is an allegory about growing up and learning to adapt to circumstances outside of your control. The more Melanscholar can glean about what keeps it in this strange limbo
the greater its chance of passing through.
The album was recorded entirely at home. Musically
it is dynamic and cohesive
supporting the narrative which is unstable yet persevering. The songs ebb and flow to match shifts in mood and place. To ensure the album’s message remains ubiquitous and accessible
the band have broadened their sonic arsenal. Using more atmospheric
warm and electronic sounds than before
they seek to immerse the listener in the unworldly landscape their ghost inhabits..."

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