It’s a while since I have posted a ‘Tune of the Week’ but this track was more than enough to get me out of retirement.
Elaine Mai has taken Liza Flume’s track ‘Sheets’ and put her own stamp on it. Coupled with a video made by Bob Gallagher, who has previously made some vids for Girl Band, the story is told of a relationship on the rocks. The production is beautifully haunting and while filling your ears with a sonic wonderland of electronic beats and reassuring repetition.
Bob Gallagher is currently working with one Mr. James Vincent McMorrow, before he heads off for a stint under the mentorship of film director, Werner Herzog.
Liza Flume was born in Australia and now is based in London. I got to know her work while she was living in Dublin and she was working with the Office Toast collective. Her time in Dublin saw her reputation, quite rightly, grow. This led to opening slots for the likes of John Grant in Vicar Street. If you follow Liza on Instragram, then you’ll see she has been in the studio recording. Can’t wait to hear the new stuff!
The instrumental track, ‘Enniscrone’, was Elaine Mai’s last release, coming to us in late 2016. Since 2011, Elaine has been working as a solo artist but many people will have got to know her as the voice on Le Galaxie’s ‘Love System’.
Her new EP, ‘The Colour of the Night’, will launch on May 5th with a shindig in The Workman’s in Dublin. Grab your tickets for ten euro from the venue website.
Photo of Liza by anitakshoots from here