Loved Ones // All Your Cry
Loved Ones are definitely very subtly staking their claim into being the UK’s most exciting new eccentric-ambient-folk band. It might not be the most hotly contested accolade in the music industry, but, nevertheless, it goes someway to describing the Wirralian quartet’s measured brilliance. It has seen them go from being the most talked about band in Liverpool’s music community to seducing Communion in a relationship that will hopefully bear some very beautiful musical children.
Judging by new track, “All Your Cry”, that seduction is looking increasingly likely. Ripped from the forthcoming debut album “The Merry Monarch”, it’s an emotive lesson in minimalism – all perfectly hushed vocals, restrained percussion, and off-kilter guitars. As always, they get the balance of catharsis and simplicity just right, and as long as they keep finding new ways of doing old things so well, then “The Merry Monarch” could end up being a pretty special debut album.