In my last post I mentioned my use of over-reaching superlatives but I don't care here, Arctic Lake are honestly one of my favourite new acts and one whom I'm very excited about (the complete list is pretty much still my Fifteen for '15 although my discovery of Siv Jakobsen and Aurora post-date that list so lets add them too).
"Only Me" is the London based trio's new track, shared tonight and the follow up to the unbearable beautiful "Limits" (which got playlisted by Radio One no less last week) and is, there is no other way to say it, absolutely fucking gorgeous.
There's a soul-searching beauty to the restrained vocals of Emma Foster and the flickering atmospheric space of the accompanying instrumentation coexists to perfection. Perfection yes, that's the word to describe "Only Me". It's rare I post music to my personal Facebook page, my friends and family are more Arctic Monkey's than Arctic Lake but I couldn't help myself here, this is just divine.
There's a big gig clash on Thursday with Arctic Lake up against Emilie Nicolas and although I normally decide between clashes by whom is most likely to play in London again soonest (and Arctic Lake are playing at The Great Escape next month), on the basis of what we've heard in 2015, the band are unmissable. A decision is be made. The band headline The Old Queen's Head for those of you that are local - details.