September Girls have unveiled the second song to be taken from the group’s much-anticipated E.P. Veneer.
Following hot on the heels of the release of the record’s title-track ‘Black Oil’ once again alludes to the sonic sea-change the Dublin band have undergone since their brilliant debut album Cursing the Sea, which came out earlier this year.
While ‘Veneer’ found September Girls delving into a more upfront noise-pop sound (while also providing one of their best singles to date) ‘Black Oil’ is a different beast entirely. This is the sound of a group taking risks, and having them pay-off completely.
‘Black Oil’ is aggressive, dramatic and, most interestingly, centres around an enthralling central spoken word vocal that calls to mind the same power in performance seen by the Revelator Orchestra’s Peter Murphy in their recent album The Brotherhood of the Flood.
Veneer is shaping up to be a very interesting transitional E.P. from a band who are known for the consideration and craft they put into their work. ‘Black Oil’ is only further proof that its parent record could be something special.
September Girls will launch the E.P. at the Bello Bar in Dublin on November 28th, support on the night comes from Sissy & Squarehead.
Click below to listen to ‘Black Oil’ by September Girls. The song’s parent record Veneer is out on November 24th via Fortuna Pop! (EU) and Kanine Records (US). The E.P. is also available to pre-order now via iTunes.