Recalling Talk Talk at the point where their early indie dance-floor hits morphed into a more introspective body of work. Escapologists make songs of a pop sensibility full of distorted grooves and clean spacious vistas. Vocally and lyrically, singer Neil Wells relays stories of loss in an ever-mournful , dulcet vocal. The sense conveyed is of smouldering fires somewhere in the distance, always on the verge of conflagration.
An entertainer who specializes in freeing himself or herself from confinement.
‘Conscience or Regret’ is taken from Escapologists forthcoming album ‘Fireworks’. It is an album that also recalls The Cure’s ‘Disintegration’: a sense of melancholy is woven into unexpected melodies, nuanced synth lines and guitar hooks that creep up on you slowly and stay with you a long while after.
‘Fireworks’ recalls the spirit of the early 80’s in its blending of post-rock’s stylistic and pop’s melodic structures, but is one not of slavish replication, but a sound both fresh and wholly personal.
Escapologists are: Neil Wells, (bass and vocals) , Pete Fletcher, (guitar, production) and Nick Jonah Davis, (guitar, keyboards).
Single ‘Conscience or Regret’ Released 27th August, and…
The album ‘Fireworks’ is out 1st October. Both via Records, Records, Records