27 Apr DISCOVER: Perlee
New to Music Sync Licensing from Ireland
Avant Music Port Catalogue ONE STOP
Style: Slow Core, Shoe Gaze, Dream Pop, Post Rock
Vibe: Dreamy, Haunting, Dark, Somber, Haunting, Mournful, Atmospheric, Serene, Ethereal, Encourage, Reflective, Hypnotic
Cormac O’Keefe and Saramai Leech left County Meath, in Ireland, for Berlin and that is where this debut album of theirs came into being, with the help of Matt Ingram (Laura Marling, LUMP) on drums; who also mixed the album.
Living apart from family and loved ones, and the strange aftermath of Covid have all played a role in the tensions and the pulls that are evident on each of the tracks on the album. You can literally feel the sweetness of emotions push through and succumb to the buzzing ether, and then push back again in a grand pattern. It produces both comforting and disconcerting feelings that makes for a very particular emotional universe, and as they themselves explained:
“We were trying to capture that weird feeling you can get from trying to connect online with family. Necessary and welcome but difficult and strained. We wanted to start the 2nd half of the record with a bang but also have a sense of continuity with some of the sounds introduced in the first half. We had the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s song ‘Maps’ in our minds as we were recording, especially for Matt’s drum part. It was fun for us to have a riff based song leading to a euphoric chorus. We retreat to our dreamy cisafe place on the outro as your soul drifts away into the evermore of infinity!’Perlee speaking to Circuit Sweat
The reviews have been swooning:
The tracks “weave the kind of spells that are virtually impossible to escape from. The result is an unexpected, under-ether thrill ride, equal measures woozy, wistful and wonderful.”Irish Times
The album sounds “like both a classic 4AD album from the late ’80s and a spaced-out motherly voice from the future. Its songs are a bunch of sly soul-eating unicorns that work expertly as a team to overtake and claim our vulnerable hearts.”Hope Silverman
Come by for a listen.
Sounds like: Low, Cass McCombs, Beach House, The Blue Nile, Cocteau Twins, Suicide, Radiohead, The The