|Hand Of Dust is one of the most interesting acts going on right now in Copenhagen and they’re finally delivering their first full-length album.
After singer and songwriter Bo Høyer Hansen officially joined Marching Church in the past few months, the band took its time to refine the style already shown on the Walk In White single (released by Avant! last year) and the wait has been rewarded in full.
The dark folk/rock sound of their first two EPs has now come to a perfect, extended formula withLike Breath Beneath A Veil. Ten new songs defined in martial stomps, semi-acoustic guitars drenched in reverberation and throbbing, vibrant bass lines. A fistful of murder ballads pregnant with tragedy and unavoidability. There’s no fanfarelike hyperbole here, only a raw, solemn gait marching onward to god-knows-where.
“for your seeds and your soils / they’re hollow / your torment and your toils / they’re hollow / of ilk hollow” – Apocalyptic folk in the literal sense.
RIYL: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, The Wreckery; Lower, Marching Church, Icegae.
LP comes housed in UV glossy jackets with a 16-page lyrics booklet. Vinyl out Oct 5, digital outOct 12.