Listen To: ‘Depend On’
We can’t get enough of the oceanic soundscapes crafted by Manchester-based alt-pop duo, Sun, Moon & Talia. Their single ‘Depend On’ was released at the beginning of October, and has already been picked as one of The Unsigned Guide’s Spotlight artists, and showcased on Amazing Radio. The track makes a lot of sense in the context of the act’s prior releases ‘Darc’ and ‘Elusive’, which form a tripartite storyline.
Comprised of Natalia Tavini (vocals, guitar and keys) and Max Homberger (keys), the duo routinely fuse the organic with the electronic to create a sublime sonic landscape. In ‘Depend On’, Natalia’s ethereal vocal work layered on top of an undulating sample of heaving chords taken from a ‘flute choir’, combines with the analogue synth to create a truly immersive listening experience akin to floating in the sea as waves swell around you. The single artwork compounds this feeling of suspension, with the aquatic and forestry imagery creating confusion as to which way is up and which is down.
Their next single ‘Only Sound’ will be released on 3 January, and we’re excited for you to be able to hear it. In the meantime, you can catch the band live. They’ve already supported the likes of folky songwriter Chloe Foy, funk and soul band The Plimp Souls, electronic three-piece Ambiere and alt-pop artist, Martha Hill and are causing ripples on the Mancuncian music scene.
Sun, Moon & Talia have collaborated with a friend who is releasing a new 8-page magazine at the end of the month, so if you’re based in Manchester you can catch the act at the launch party on the 29 November at Night & Day Cafe.
Get tickets for just £4 here.
The Unsigned Guide is the UK’s largest music industry directory, with over 8,500 contacts spanning 50 areas of the UK music industry. Every month they pick five Spotlight artists, who get featured in their Spotlight blog, played on Amazing Radio and showcased on sites like The Indiependent. Find out more about how they could help your music get noticed, by visiting their website.
Words by Beth Kirkbride