Ahead of the release we asked Elizabeth & Rowan to pick the three records that inspired them to make such incredible music.
Catch them on tour next month:
Sigur Ros – ( ) – Elizabeth Heaton
The style of singing on this album has definitely influenced my approach to singing, using the voice as another layer in the soundscapes. I think the final epic builder of track 8 will always be my favourite track live.
Garbage – 2.0 – Rowan Burn
It took me out of the expectation that, as a thirteen-year-old girl, I should be listening to hollow, shallow, bullshit.
Music worth listening to wasn’t pretty to me; it was hurt, longing, fear and anger. It was ugly.
It’s what made me want to make music. Through teenage Hell, it kept me alive…I was also crushing pretty hard on Shirley Manson, so that addressed a whole other part of me that wasn’t about music!
Aereogramme – My Heart has a wish that you would not go – Elizabeth Heaton
I had enjoyed songs from their previous albums and the members subsequent work in the Unwinding Hours, but I really fell in love with this album of mournful pop songs, which became a permanent fixture in my car stereo for about six months. It really just mirrored a time in my life of sadness and hope and for me this album will always hold that sense of nostalgia.