Cool, calm and collected are Ukrainian five-piece outfit, The Erised, who continue to excite since signing exclusively to the London label, Med School, late last year. The band's impressive debut release, the “Desire” EP, included the supremely popular “Pray” and “It's Over”, which helped establish a core following amongst music fans across Europe and beyond. 9 months later and they are back with their second release, offering the same level of craft and imagination.
First catching attention of a live audience in Kiev, as well as YouTube viewers across the world, “In My Car” is a downbeat discovery that infuses front-woman Sonya’s soulful vocals, contorted and chopped up alongside a mellow mixture of crisp beats and revamped 80’s style synth work. In a similar vein is B-side, “Take Me”, bridging brooding lyricism with broken beats, warped stabs, whirling instrumentation and wobbling bass.
The Erised are a unique collective made up of drum & bass producers Detail and Hidden Element, instrumentalists derived from jazz, rock and pop backgrounds and dancer turned singer/songwriter Sonya; all together making an unstoppable combination.
As the sister label of esteemed imprint Hospital Records, Med School are better known for exploring the experimental avenues of drum & bass but made an exciting move, signing the band at the back end of 2014. Their refreshing and riveting electronic sounds are something that can not be ignored. The Erised will be showcasing their newest material with a live performance at world-renowned club brand, Hospitality in Kiev on November 21st 2015.