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ACRE TARN reveals the dreamy and dramatic "Flex", recalling Cocteau Twins, Grimes, Kate Bush

22 October 2015, 10:15 | Written by Charlotte Krol

Anna-Louisa Etherington of ACRE TARN is a force a nature. Be it her shrill, bewitching vocal or the heavy tug of electronic layers that make up new song "Flex", this fascinating new soloist looks set to make quite an impact.

Described as a mix of dream-pop pioneers Cocteau Twins, electronic powerhouse Grimes and experimental pop legend Kate Bush, ACRE TARN might have much to live up to but by god does she do so.

Opening with sludgy synths and glistening harp-like melodies, "Flex" unfurls into something almost monastic at the chorus with Etherington's pervasive, potent chants.

Layers later congeal and the low-end thrusts forth in a powerful piece of writing by the Lake District native that ever-so-slightly threatens the moors of Wuthering Heights. Truly weird and wonderful stuff.

ACRE TARN kicks off her Oui Love tour at Birthdays on 27 October.

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