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Listen: The New Eves Share new single ‘Astrolabe’

Gaining a buzz around London’s DIY folk scene, The New Eves return with new single ‘Astrolabe’, out via Broadside Hacks/Slow Dance. 
 
The New Eves have enchanted many with their whimsical, lo-fi folk music over the last few years. With only two previous tracks to their discography ‘Mother’ and ‘Original Sin’, today marks a new era in the bands mythology; establishing a modern folklore which feels sacred to today’s new release climate. This comes in the form of ‘Astrolabe’, a droning, almost haunted love song which is filled with carnal desires and self-assured femininity. 
 
An astrolabe is an ancient piece of astronomical apparatus which works to measure the positioning of the sun and its surrounding stars. In this song, vocalist Violet Farrer uses her Astrolabe to measure her desire for an anonymous love who she looks for in the cosmos. Lyrically inspired by a golden poesy ring (housed in the British Museum) inscribed with the message “Many are the stars I see, but in my eyes no star like thee”, the song re-surfaces a very specific social history of long forgotten lovers. 
 
Equipped with vocal croons alike those of folky forebearers Karen Dalton or Joanna Newsom, The New Eves are quickly becoming the real deal. Recorded in a church outside Bristol, here are a group committed to doing things their own way – The New Eves are unapologetically unique.
 

 

Photo credit/costume Design: The New Eves

 

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