The Staves #5 - Blood I Bled

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As someone who has lived down the road from Watford for the past twelve years I think I am in a fair position to say that not too much excitement comes out of the town, concrete market centres and dodgy nightclubs aside of course. So it's left to The Staves to fly the flag for all that is good (and not Elton John's football club) from the town, therefore, it's great to have the sibling trio back in our ears after almost two years away with the title track from a newly announced EP Blood I Bled (the EP is due October 28th).

The track begins in familiar fashion, finger plucked guitars woven around haunting vocals and rich, heart-melting harmonies before slowly unveiling layers of flourishing strings and dramatic instrumentation, recorded it with help of Bon Iver's Justin Vernon it combines Americana with an autumnal and fresh sound that will have you (almost) glad that summer is practically over...

The EP is due to follow on October 28th preceded by a week long series of intimate UK gig - details.