Postpunk ? Shoegaze ? Pop ?
In the realm of duality, Hermetic Delight has nothing to envy of its elders. Within five years of existence, the quintet from Strasbourg (France) has come to deal with its influences - Sonic Youth, Siouxsie, Pixies - thanks to more than a hundred concerts and three EPs.
Noisy pop, post punk, shoegaze, the label matters very little. With sharpened guitars, incantatory vocals and fearless rhythms, the gang of five composes their tracks under the knife in order to keep what matters most : emotion.
For one month, the band went under complete lockdown in the Hall des Chars in Strasbourg, equipped with their instruments and an analog mixing console, to produce 7 crafted tracks. The composition has matured, the writing is more intimate. Evolution, not revolution: the power of instruments, even vocal, and the accuracy of kicks are there once again. From raw elegance to sensitive fury.
Vow, released last year on October Tone Records, is a fit soundtrack to an era in chiaroscuro.