Darkwave pop from Auckland’s Mellow Grave. Despite their relative “newcomerness”, they’ve only been playing together for about 8 months, these guys are amazingly good. They combine elements of shoegaze, hip hop, and drone to create hauntingly effective witch house tracks. Menacing, baleful ambiance combine with nearly whispered, beguiling vocals and dark staccato beats. It is gloomy yet fluttering and you can’t help but wonder if you’re somehow being seduced or forced into something more sinister.
♪ File under: darkwave, witch house, coven