Psychedelic washes of fuzzy guitars, eerie electronic textures, and an undercurrent of driving post-punk beats provide the orchestration for singer-guitarist Sümeyra Stahl’s introspective English lyrics, delivered with unmistakable emotion and clarity.
Live visuals underscore the dreamlike quality of the music, which may remind some listeners of bands such as Daughter, the XX, London Grammar or Radiohead. The band’s propensity for British artists makes sense in light of their international background. After living in London for two years absorbing the flair and music, the half-German, half Turkish Sümeyra moved to San Francisco, California where she formed a songwriting partnership with American guitarist Ian Stahl. The couple relocated to Stuttgart, Germany, where with the addition of drummer Thommy Mross the trio solidified their sound and started catching the attention of the local scene.