In our latest weekly show, we featured music from Constant Unfailing Light, the debut album from Manchester’s Elle Mary & The Bad Men. Watch their latest video for ‘Behave’ below, a song about suppressed rage which sees the singer find strength in saying what she really wants to an ex-lover.
The one consistent throughout Elle Mary’s musical metamorphosis, and what pulls you into her compelling world, is the use of space. “Space and a minimal approach have always been the most important part of the music to me, to do more with less. It’s this that draws me in the most about the artists I love (Low, Julie Doiron, Bill Callahan etc.). This allows for my voice to sit on top and the words seep in”, says the singer.
Elle Mary has performed with Low, La Luz, Jenny Hval, Daniel Knox, Dan Michaelson, Smoke Fairies, Jo Rose, Tara Jane O’Neil, as well as playing a house concert tour of Europe and acclaimed shows throughout UK. Capturing these spellbinding live performances, the album was recorded at Queen’s Ark Studio in Levenshulme and the beautiful 80Hertz, “it was very simple, we didn’t do too many overdubs or anything as I like the sound to be as close to what it would be live. I find it more honest”, says the Welsh-born songstress.
Constant Unfailing Light is released 9th March 2018 via Sideways Saloon