it’s the serpent with the longest memory I’ve seen
criminal energy was always best for me
where was I when things were beautifully bad
I was half asleep on a strangers couch
with the cities lights in a burning house
Swiss/Texan alt-rock band Laddermen has unleashed a blistering new track, The Huntress Obeyed, upon the world. The Huntress Obeyed, a rueful look back at the aftermath of a bad breakup, is the first release from their upcoming 2021 album.
The nostalgic swoon of Laddermen’s sound, bolstered by unconventional singing, deviant progressions, and articulate urgency, has a dark post-punk indie vibe, comparable to Editors, with the passion of Frank Black fronting Interpol. Laddermen are forging their way as a “soundtrack to one’s cherished memories and lost experiences.”
The accompanying video, directed by Matt Freund, is a beautifully shot live performance peppered with strange, unexpected interludes featuring blindfolded dancers.
Laddermen originated in 2019 when Texas musician Leopold Oakes left the United States, with bittersweet melancholy, to “redefine the concept of home” in Luzern, Switzerland. After being discovered on a live radio session, Laddermen gained momentum and was soon approached by Waterfall of Colours to release their awaited debut album for 2021. The band is currently working on their second album and preparing to tour across Europe.
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‘The Huntress Obeyed’ is taken from Laddermen’s debut album Special Kind of Violence out in 2021 via Waterfall of Colours.
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