Echo and the Empress - New Music "Introducing"

This is the first of my introductions found from a quick glance at The Great Escape line-up, I'm sure they'll be more to come as I digest an incredibly vast line-up in full - Echo and the Empress are Adelaide sisters Beth and Skye Germein, who appear to have established a fanbase in their home country but are looking to expand that to these shores with some festival slots, after a listen or three to their first UK single "One More Tear", it's safe to say the duo have the ammunition to do just that.

"One More Tear" is experimental electro-folkpop that's both sweet and dominating, pretty and addictive, their beautiful, rich harmonies stand at the fore of the track with simple background keys twinkling amongst the tracks deep percussive heart, a fresh luscious sound that is bound to hit the radio waves as summer approaches. A quick Youtube search finds an earlier track "Balloon", similarly shining with a playful, upbeat mood and big tom beats which beam radiant, rhythmic energy amongst gorgeous, soft vocals - yeah, I think Echo and the Empress will be most welcome here.