When Alan Parsons – renowned songwriter, musician and engineer for the likes of The Beatles (‘Let It Be’, ‘Abbey Road’) and Pink Floyd (‘Dark Side of the Moon’) – says a band could be ‘the next Radiohead’, then that band is a band who are worthy of taking seriously.
Such is the case for London based four piece Electric Litany, an indie band whose unique brand of atmospheric songwriting is picking up praise wherever it’s heard. The Guardian wrote that ‘bleak and broody music has never been quite so thrilling’, while Clash Magazine described them as ‘bruising post punk…with beauty to their melancholy’.
This is one band you cannot afford to miss in 2015, and with new album ‘Enduring Days You Will Overcome’ on the way, you won’t have to. Their style, summed up by five times AP columnist of the year Nick Desriso as ‘synthy, melancholic etherealism’, is truly setting them apart on their route to the top of the industry.
Influenced by the new wave likes of The Cure and Joy Division, but with a twisted contemporary approach, Electric Litany have created a timeless album against the odds. Working on a shoestring budget and helped over the line by fans, the LP is a triumph. To the band the music represents both the struggle as a band to produce the release, as well as the oppression of society by the political elite.
You can get a feel for the album from the track ‘Silence’:
Having already toured with or supported the likes of Interpol, Alan Parsons, British Sea Power and soon Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, most of whom they now count among their ever growing and dedicated fan base, it’s very easy to see Electric Litany breaking out of their cult status to mainstream success very soon.
In fact, they impressed the aforementioned Alan Parsons so much that he and co-producer John Regna agreed to work on the album personally – such is their belief in this group. And, with a huge gig alongside the Prodigy coming up on 4th July, it’s set to be a huge couple of months for the band.
Powered by a love for writing great songs as well as a strong social conscience, Electric Litany are teetering on the edge of something very special this year. Don’t take it from us – take it from the critics.