Image from Double Echo’s Phantomime release
Even though the hugely influential single was released 30 years ago today, and as much as I love it, there’s not a lot more you can say about “Blue Monday” that hasn’t already been said.
So instead, I would like to take this oportunity to point fans of New Order in the direction of something new that they might like, namely Liverpool-based doom pop outfit Double Echo. Yes, it may sound a little familiar, but who cares when it sounds this good?
I have featured Double Echo, and their brand of early-Cure-meets-John Maus gothic spaciness on DM before, and if you want more (including Bandcamp track links) then go here.
The band have just put out the new song “Plain Sight” via their Bandcamp page, and to accompany it, here’s a strange but inriguing video that sits somewhere between sci-fi and retro BBC tv drama. You can find more info on Double Echo on their Facebook page.
Double Echo “Plain Sight”