Welsh five-piece The Echo and The Always are set to release their debut album and After that the Dark via Jealous Lovers on 30th October. Influenced by diverse artists such as The Cure, Daughter, and The Joy Formidable. Drawing on elements from their own eclectic musical background including rock, folk, and classical, their songs are shoegazey indie pop symphonies with layers upon layers of guitar, bass, synth, trumpet, and vocal melodies.
Their first single ‘Go Easy’, addresses the fears that we have when a relationship becomes serious. As vocalist Laura Hancock says, “Numerous failed relationships can lead to anxiety about a current partner. The song is about someone who doesn’t know how to maintain a long term relationship, so they think about sabotaging it so that they can remain in control.”
A poetic collection of tracks, chronicling the highs and lows of relationships, struggles with mental health, and how sheer determination can get you through the hardest times, and After that the Dark is a largely melancholic affair. The album was recorded at Stompbox Studios and produced by Todd Campbell.
History of Trees
How to Burn a Bridge
October 30th – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff