The highly regarded Edinburgh 5-piece finally release their debut single ‘Low Winter Sun’.
After setting local venues ablaze with their refined yet rugged offerings, this release successfully transfers their unique atmospheric sound to record without losing an ounce of their sonic energy in the process.
Lead singer Aaron Dennington’s vocals initially intertwine with some metric drums and drifting guitars before opening out to expose the richness of his voice. He sings of that familiar melancholy that is both beautiful and Scottish.
An added layer of strings helps bridge the emotions of the track, shifting the mood as Dennington proclaims:- “Don’t know if I believe/In your Kingdom Come/It doesn’t matter now/Now the deed is done”.
The band continue to corral through the gears as ‘Low Winter Sun’ swings from lament to resurgence – continually enthralling, continually telling its tale.
Ultimately they sound how Britain feels.
Scotland has seen a somewhat musical renaissance of late with The Dark Jokes primed to step out of this winter sun and join the ‘Scottish Spring’.
The Dark Jokes are playing the ‘Low Winter Sun’ launch party on 10th May at The Jam House. Main support comes from the hotly-tipped The Litigators. Free Entry.
‘Low Winter Sun’ is released digitally and on CD on 10th May at www.thedarkjokes.com
Follow the band on Twitter @TheDarkJokesEH