What is it with Denmark at the moment. Everything it touches, musically at least, seems to turn to gold. Communions – comprised of brothers Martin and Mads Rehof, Jacob van Deurs Formann and Frederik Lind Köppen, are another one off the production line, using the same rehearsal space that houses those other Danish bright young things, Iceage and Lower.
Out on 10th November on Tough Love Records, is their new single, So Long Sun. Its a follow up to their debut EP Cobblestones which dropped on Posh Isolation at the beginning of the year, and is available on limited 7″ and download, backed with another new track, Love Stands Still.
So Long Sun, in common with its title, has this late Summer/anticipating the change of season sort of feel, and with it the opening has this sort of Cocteau Twins/4AD ethereal vibe, with its chiming guitars. As it grows in stature though, so it becomes this blurry indie rock, soured with a little synth here, sweetened with an echoey vocal there. Its the melody that really works though, that little bit of melancholy about the passing of Summertime as you shrug yourself in that coat, and walk away. Lovely stuff.
Get down to the Sebright Arms on Monday 10th November if you can and check out the bands debut London show. Tickets here: http://bit.ly/1sLAAr3