by Tobias Moore
Mixing the ethereal vocal charm of Nordic pop icons Aurora and Moyka with the industrial psychedelia of The Orielles, Sunken really do create something that’s frankly refreshing – as the swirling soundscapes of the London five piece arrive onto the scene with calculated intent.
Swimming in distorted disco and the howls of lead singer, Poppy Billingham, the band are not hesitant in introducing themselves. Sending the listener into orbit from the get go, the band have nailed the ability to captivate. With ease, you find yourself submerged in their cosmos – oranges and yellows fusing before your eyes – as you try to stay focused on the track at hand.
But perhaps it’s this loss of control that makes the track so intriguing. Based on the ‘subtleties of how someone presents themselves to you,’ while Show Me Your Mind is immediate in its presentation of altering perspectives through its textural fluidity, it is Billingham’s mystique filled narrative that truly warps the experience, as her tones transport you to a place where many of us now belong. After well over a year of solitude, the frenzied adrenaline of social interaction we find ourselves surrounded by can seem daunting, and Show Me Your Mind acts offers the perfect representation of what this journey of stepping back out of our comfort zones might entail.
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