London-via-Oxford quartet Enter Laughing share double release ‘Ghost At The Feast’ and ‘Very Obsession’.
Fronted by the angelic vocals of Will Rowland – familiar to anyone who has bore witness to the crystalline chaos of London ‘ones to watch’ Ebbb in recent months – the latest pair of releases from Enter Laughing present us a diptych of electro-gothic psych-pop – serene, insatiable and smitten by all the frosty sparkle of a wintry dawn.
For the vindictive ’Ghost In The Scene’ – a darkened metaphor for the lonesome fate befalling a deceitful partner – haunting lyrics and liquid clear production leaves the listener impaled by beauty’s grip. Caught here between an 80s slickness – that chorus could be Tears for Fears – and a contemporary bedroom pop intimacy, it’s companion piece ‘Very Obsession’ wanders even deeper into the reaches of a sensually fucked-up nightmare and lysergic dreamworld perfection. Both disorientating, and god-damn magnificent, in equal drunken measures, just as soon as Rowland barks in desperation “Avert My Crisis! Avert My Crisis!”, we are lifted up from sheer panic into momentous bliss. Transcendent, and debasing too, from stage left, enter laughing.
Listen to debut single ‘Met Me When I Landed’ here.
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