WORSHIP have built up quite a reputation as a live band, recently supporting Everything Everything at Birmingham’s HMV Institute as well as featuring on the BBC’s Introducing stage at Glastonbury. They make atmospheric synth-based songs that haunt the ears, evoking mysterious filmic landscapes.
Imagine running through the woods convinced that someone’s following you, you reach a road and hope that the car heading towards you will deliver you to safety. When the car stops and the driver steps out his silhouette moves towards you; still blinded by the headlights you blink and hope for the best but the last thing you hear is the shot that pierces your back and ruptures your body. As you lie on the edge of the road, half-conscious, the driver returns to his car and in your final seconds of life you wonder if he was part of the pursuer’s plan or a passer-by caught up in the strange sequence of events.
Perhaps this mysterious, unsettling feel to Worship’s music is because they retreated to a private studio in Norway to record and self-produce their material. Their debut EP will be released in September and it promises to be a moody affair. Soaring vocals combine with layers of synths and guitar to create epic melodies over complex, driving lines of percussion. Highly recommended.
Summary: Moody, synthy indie
For Fans of: Delphic, Klaxons, White Lies
Listen to: In Our Blood, Collateral