18 Apr

Sylvan Esso – Coffee


Still off work so no commute. Plus just got back from the quiz night at the local pub (13 out of 20 – should have done better) so will be a short one. But being off work has allowed me to catch up on emails etc and I came across the following track via a City Slang label mail out, and it is a beauty.

Coffee by Sylvan Esso.

Sylvan Esso are a US duo (Amelia Meath and Nick Sanborn) who are a mix of soulful, almost r&b vocals and gorgeous electronica, held together with a great pop sensibility. The thing that stands out across the few tracks I have heard is the emotion they manage to bring to the tracks, particularly thorough the vocals. You can see this in their live performances that you can catch a few bits of on YouTube. Like a traditional band they really bounce off each other.

Coffee is just gorgeous… I could bang on about it and reiterate the points above, but just check it out. Also, catch the great video for this track on YouTube and look out for the debut album due out (in Europe) at the start of June. Looking forward to it.

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