Arctic Lake - New Music "Introducing"

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The delicate, shimmering guitar textures and haunting vocals that introduce the debut track from London's Arctic Lake belie what is to follow, transforming "How Long Can You Stare" from widescreen London Grammar-esque ambiance to a level that rivals the more ambitious post-rock soundscapes of Explosions in the Sky.

The whole loud/quiet dynamic fits together perfectly, coming across completely unforced as the track weaves a serenely beautiful melody to a devastating, emotive voice before building to a peak of gut-wrenching instrumentation and crashing percussion that sweep you off your feet with an aural storm of noise.

With a debut track this ambitions (and impressive) Arctic Lake jump straight into the 'ones to watch' category.