This is the soaring ‘Dripping Down’ by East India Youth, from one of the albums of the year, ‘Total Strife Forever’, which was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize. Although it sounds like a band it’s yet another solo artist, a guy called William Doyle who recorded the album at East India Dock by the Thames. Indeed only one of my seven nominated tracks so far is by a band, come to think of it.
Good to see that in a 16:9 world this video resolutely sticks to 4:3 black and white. Actually it isn’t that representative of the album which has a fair number of electronic instrumentals. Definitely worth checking out, with the epic track ‘Heaven How Long’ a victim of the Mouldycliff rule*
Check out Andy and Roy’s nominations below and the countdown so far here
*Only one nominated track per artist allowed