Death Rattle
Death Rattle is a name that wouldn't lead you to expect sun-kissed Brian Wilson-style pop hits. Chilled, brooding and the perfect soundtrack to introspection? That they can do. With a sense of pained beauty that recalls Portishead merged with the omnipotent darkness of early Cure, they make music that’s both yearning and accessible. The right boxes are being checked and the influences are comparable to some of the best in show; we’re talking Lykke Li meets Fever Ray. A strong vibe coupled with a strong look. Plaudits, as you might expect, have come flooding in from both the online world and specialist radio. There’s not going to be a lot to stop these guys invading your earlobes again and again in the immediate future.