Bonnie Trash, the work of Canadian-Italian twin sisters Emmalia and Sarafina Bortolon-Vettor, have shared the final pre-release single ‘Silence is a Killer’ from their debut album, ‘Malocchio’, which is set for release on the 28th October via Hand Drawn Dracula.
‘Malocchio’ takes its name from the Italian word for a hex or curse, inspired by folklore and stories handed down to the twins by their Italian grandma, Nonna Maria. The latest single sees them embody the malocchio, writing a love letter to its recipient.
Commenting on the track, the band say:
“Infatuated with the soul it captures, the malocchio becomes one with you. And you? You eerily love every minute of it. It tricks you into thinking this is now your life, drenched in evil. It will haunt you until the end. How can you break the curse? “Silence Is A Killer” is a lyric video following a Trevisani recipe on how to remove a malocchio, or at least buy some time: boil and burn all the feathers in your pillow, then throw them in the river.”
A post punk masterpiece with sparse guitar and a haunting vocal line. The building of suspense never lets up as the track builds up to each soaring chorus only to quickly settle back down before fading into the sublime outro. The sisters have honed their sound perfectly and you know it’s them from the opening drum beat.
Check it out, here
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Read our interview with the sisters here