Harico are now gearing up for the release of their new EP, ‘The Panopticon’, a musical narrative. It is a sound-tracked fantasy, of an inmate of a conceptual prison experiencing despair, love and loss within the confines of his four curved, poured concrete walls. The highly coherent EP revels in its dark lyrics, yet remarkably melodic characteristics.
The lead single, ‘One to Hold the Gun’, is the piece-de-resistance, an emotive pop song layered with swell synths and melancholic guitar melodies, enveloped in luscious strings. Drawing on obvious influences from the eerie rock of Joy Division through to Metronomy’s brand of spanky electropop, ‘One to Hold the Gun’ is a song about life and death.