Reviews Esben and the Witch

Esben and the Witch – XOYO, London 09/02/11

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Already one of 2011′s critical success stories, Katia Ganfield heads to XOYO to witness the ever evolving and hypnotic live show from Brighton’s Esben and The Witch as they perform their biggest headlining set to date.

Esben and the Witch – Violet Cries

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Violet Cries’ belated appeal and lack of versatility may prove to be too vexing for some, but for those willing to keep scratching away at the surface the detachment will disappear before your nail does.

TLOBF Interview // Esben and the Witch

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The countryside outside the train window is enveloped with thick mist, twisted snow-clad branches clutching from the edges, and Esben and the Witch’s debut album seems ever so appropriate. The band agreed to talk to TLOBF days after their Brothers Grimm concoction of dark myths, jagged riffs and glitchy beats earned them a nomination for the BBC’s Sound of 2011 award.

Constellations Festival – Leeds 13-14/11/10

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Broken Social Scene, Les Savy Fav and Sky Larkin all shine at Constellations Festival, a three-stage one-dayer of epic proportions, which absolutely deserves a regular place in Leeds’s thriving musical calendar.

Esben and the Witch – Marching Song EP

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The hotly tipped Brighton trio ready their nightmare pop for the masses with the release of this limited 12”, their first material for new home Matador. It might only be three tracks but it emphatically demonstrates how prudent a signing that could turn out to be.

Win! Field Day Tickets!

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The inaugural East London summer shindig Field Day is drawing closer and closer, and we have a pair of tickets to give away. Acts confirmed are Phoenix, Memory Tapes, The Kissaway Trail, Gold Panda, Caribou, Esben and The Witch… to name just a small handful.