RADSOUND // SPOTLIGHT: PASSION FALLS

Originally published on Radsound.

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Describing themselves as ‘electronic anthemists’, having released their debut EP late last month and taken all those who have heard it by storm, Passion Falls are a Manchester quartet providing shimmering indie sounds to be reckoned with.

Having formed together over a mutual love of the old and new, their softly 80s tinged electronic sound lies reminiscent between the stadium worthy reaches of modern types such as Bloc Partyand Foals whilst their sparkling edged synths and the luscious wholesome vocals of frontman Johnny Holland reach the art house heights of New OrderDepeche Mode and Talk Talk.

With their EP ‘The Greatest Adventure’ recorded in London and Manchester under the masterful watch of producers  Dave Pemberton (Groove ArmadaThe Prodigy) and Jim Spencer (The CharlatansJohnny Marr) their wistful blend of electro and classic indie rock is further accentuated. Providing proof of their varied influences, the four tracks form a soundscape dominated by layers and layers of choral styled vocals drenched in reverb alongside snapping beats and buzzing synths in an unavoidably upbeat and uplifting air. ‘Star Crossed Lovers’ relies on a persistent guitar riff and dense atmospherics alongside worldly beats to provide an ethereal sense of respite, whilst the title track and ‘Colourblind’ are anticipatory fuelled bites of sheer electronic adrenalin echoing Fenech Solerand those alike.

Despite having a mere handful of tracks to their name so far, Passion Falls are effortlessly set to follow in the footsteps of their influences and become another shining star to add to Manchester’s ever incredible alternative music scene and more than worth keeping your ears closely placed on during 2016.

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