Peaches takes the form of a classic trip hop single in many ways, igniting nostalgic connections to the likes of Portishead & Zero 7. The further along it moves though, the more it begins to pave its own way – the more intricacies you pick up on that effectively paint a new kind of picture.
These are the underground hits the music world craves; and turns back to again and again. Timeless, refreshing and ever-creative music.
The best way to experience a song like this is at volume – headphones, isolation, absolute escapism. Beautiful.
Offering precisely the journey and intensity implied by the title – a certain darkness, a rising weight and multiple layers of detail – Ghost Of The Past rises up from theatrical beginnings to a full-throttle fusion of rock, pop, and neo-classical instrumentation.
This is beautiful, a refreshing and professional yet incredibly creative and expressive sound.
“I’m okay with it because I know that it’s relatable. I’m not the only person who has dealt with this scenario. I’ve always been pretty open about who I am, but never really on this level.”
Featuring crisp, clean, soulful vocals, feeling straight out of a nineties emo-rock outfit, and a soundscape that leans back and forth between acoustic delicacy, theatrical scene setting – complete with a spoken monologue – and dreamlike electronic ambiance, the song is unlike anything else you’re likely to stumble upon of late.
I did some research on Padana and he has an incredible backstory which makes this album’s achievements even more remarkable than I impart here, but you should check that out for yourselves, as it shouldn’t detract from what the music (notably) delivers alone.
The whole thing is subtly powerful, entrancing for its sense of space and colour, and the heavy contrast between that and the tiredness and melancholy in the lyrics.
Charles Ryan Davis steps back up to the stage with his uniquely expressive leading voice, and a series of structurally complex, theatrical compositions, that completely embrace listeners; allowing for a fully entrancing hit of escapism throughout a short but satisfying playlist.
Fusing a quickly engaging, rhythmically entrancing soundscape, with blissfully delicate vocals, and a substantial, intentional and meaningful lyrical substance, Disconnection is the anti-pop hit we’ve all been craving.
Following the release of their superb new single Cilice, we were blessed with the chance to interview new alt rock outfit Local Man Dies to find out more about the music, the song, and their hopes for the future. Here’s the conversation in full. * * * Hi guys, thanks for the interview! For those … Continued