October 13, 2018

Whispering Sons: Image

In hindsight post-punk could be described as the early Eighties version of emo. albeit even bleaker and more intense. Belgian quintet Whispering Sons cover the middle-ground between the Comsat Angels and Joy Division, with The Cure trying to get in as well.

Their debut album Image is sounding suitably depressed. No future, no relationship, but lots of angst and impending dread and doom. Apart from those required elements the band have managed to make it sound real and compelling. Post-punk is a heart-and-soul genre, and posers will be booed off stage. With their swirling guitars, passionate vocals, harsh keyboards and rumbling bass and drums they can build a song into a towering wall of sound, a barrier that keeps them safe as well as wows the crowd.

Whispering Sons:
Fenne Kuppens: vocals
Kobe Lijnen: guitar
Sander Hermans: synths
Tuur Vandeborne: bass
Sander Pelsmaekers: drums

Image is released thru PIAS. Release date: October 19th.

  1. Stalemate
  2. Got A Light
  3. Alone
  4. Skin
  5. No Time
  6. Fragments
  7. Hollow
  8. Waste
  9. Dense
  10. No Image

Live dates:
  • 10/12 RCA Club, Lisbon, Portugal (w/ The Soft Moon)
  • 10/13 Hard Club, Porto, Portugal (w/ The Soft Moon)
  • 10/20 AB Club, Brussel, Belgium
  • 10/22 DDW festival @ Dynamo Kelder, Eindhoven (NL)
  • 10/24 Wilde Westen, Kortrijk, Belgium (w/ Gang Of Four)
  • 10/25 Paard, Den Haag, .Netherlands (w/ Gang Of Four)
  • 10/31 Sugarfactory, Amsterdam. Netherlands
  • 11/02 Urban Spree, Berlin, Germany
  • 11/03 Kulturbahnhof, Bochum, Germany
  • 11/21 Espace B, Paris, France
  • 11/23 Coq d'Or, Olten, Switzerland
  • 11/24 Padiglione 14, Turin, Italy
  • 11/25 Circolo Arci Ribalta, Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 11/27 Dürer Kert, Budapest, Hungary
  • 11/29 MeetFactory, Prague, Czech Republic

» whisperingsons.com

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