The Manchester-based trio conjure richly atmospheric music that draws from their shared love of electronica, classical conservatories and jazz ensembles alongside indie bands, and a merging of acoustic and electronic techniques.

Their latest album, A Humdrum Star, builds on the heady momentum of its acclaimed predecessors, the Mercury Prize-nominated V2.0 (2014) and Man Made Object (2016, marking their move to the legendary Blue Note Records), and transports it to new realms.

While the band forged the new material’s intensity through a string of “secret” live dates in East London, they were intent on recording entirely in Manchester, for the first time – at Low Four, located within the historic Old Granada Studios. All three had gravitated towards the city as young students (Chris and Rob originally attended the Royal Northern College of Music) and stayed on, crossing paths across various local groups, throwing parties and signing to Gondwana records (run by Mancunian jazz musician Matthew Halsall) for their first two albums.

The first material shared from the upcoming album is a true beauty. More than worthy, ‘Raven‘ takes the Track Of The Week title with pride.

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