Esben and the Witch
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Esben and the Witch is an indie rock trio from Brighton, England. The band members are Rachel Davies, Daniel Copeman and Thomas Fisher. They named themselves after a Danish fairytale.Read More...
Since forming in Brighton in 2008, Esben and the Witch have had just a few releases behind them including "Lucia, at the Precipice" from February 2010 - and have had positive press support from NME, Pitchfork Media and The Guardian, plus experience of concerts alongside Warpaint, The xx, Wild Beasts, Foals and The Big Pink.
In May 2010 the band contributed to the London edition of The Creators Project, warping one of 33's tracks, "Corridors", into an eighteen-minute soundscape to soundtrack artist Karl Sadler's lit forest installation.
On October 19th 2010 it was revealed that the band were nominated for a Q Award as "next big thing", pipped to the post by Clare Maguire at the Awards on October 25. The following day Matador Records announced the band's debut album Violet Cries is to be released in January/February 2011.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- LyricsIn a wilderness of foggy thoughts
Battling with your minds retorts
And walking on empty plains
Where desert's so calm even drowning rains
Soldier on to this marching song
- LyricsThese strange metallic voices
Gleaming white and breeding light
Delve under your brow
Delve under my brow
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