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A haunting heartbeat, wide shoegazing guitars, heavy reverbs and ethereal Elisabeth Fraser-like vocals tell the story of nature taking a breath within a frozen world. Habitants's release Bury the Earth is a trip through wide open skies and mysterious sea-scapes, eventually exploding in emotion and instrumentation. Produced by Ian Grimble (Daughter), BTE is the first release of triple female-fronted shoegaze/dreampop band Habitants' new album. For fans of Slowdive, Massive Attack, Sigur Ros or MONO’s nu-gaze. Habitants was founded in 2015 by René Rutten (The Gathering) and Gema Perèz. They found Anne van den Hoogen (Rosemary & Garlic) to match their dark film noir sound with airy clear vocals.

Along the way Mirte Heutmekers (bass) and Jerôme Miedendorp de Bie (Drive By Wire, drums) were invited to complete the band. Trough an Indie-gogo campaign, promoted with their first song Meraki,