âBlissed-out guitar popâ â The Independent âSouthern are in it for the long run, you can be sure of thatâ â Disco Naivete
Southern release their debut EP, the âSouthern EPâ on the 9th December 2013 through Marathon Records.
Southern are Belfast-born, Liverpool-based brother and sister band Thom and Lucy Southern.
The Southern EP brings together the young pairâs shared admiration for crunching blues riffs and distinctive elements of folk music. Harmonies and melodies play heavily over the course of the four songs, penned by Thom and Lucy.
Fronted by âShout Itâ, a song harnessed by a mesmeric, looped guitar riff, it smartly rings into âWorld Donât Shineâ, a track that has already travelled the blogs in demo form earlier this Summer, picking up strong support at Radio 1 too. Punchy, and full of bluesy nonchalance, it is the perfect opening statement of Southernâs intent for 2014 and beyond.
Recorded in Liverpool, these four introductory tracks here hint at a number of calibre artists but showcase a band stepping quickly out of their infancy before theyâre even truly begun.
Signed to intriguing new independent label Marathon Artists (Jagwar Ma/Childhood/Courtney Barnett), Southern may be making their opening bow at the very tail end of 2013, but should very quickly become a watchword for 2014.
EP "Southern" - 2013