Been a while since we featured anything by those purveyors of dream pop over at Saint Marie. Latest to escape from their sound house is a much-tipped debut full length from London duo Swoone entitled ‘handcuffed heart’ from off which, currently breaking hearts, the solitary ‘this bullet never kills’ is currently weaving its shadowy seduction on the band camp page. Pared down to a close spectral intimacy, this emotionally bruising noir toned torch song comes cloaked in a svelte and sultry bruised demeanour whose coolly 60’s cinematic brushing is hushed with an aching spy theme shaded grace fall. Add to that some breathless old school 90’s Bristol scenery and you have something sublimely rarefied that deftly nods to a classic ‘Dummy’ era Portishead artistry as were tweaked by the subtle caress of John Barry’s craftmanship. https://saintmarierecords.bandcamp.com/album/handcuffed-heart  

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