With a war drum beat, standout guitars and an almost choral vocal sound, True Noir sing a dark lullaby on ‘Creation’.
If London Grammar were less polished, had a couple of drinks and an unavoidable urge to dance, they’d probably sound like True Noir. Having already been hailed as the lovechild of Wolf Alice and Placebo (you didn’t that one coming, did you?) they’re drawing all kinds of interesting comparisons. Led by Megan Rees, the name behind the voice that’s both angelic and and melancholic, the Brighton four piece’s signature is that surprising concoction of Megan’s vocals and the lead guitar piercing through a haze of thick bass lines and drum beats.
“Creation” is all we’ve seen and heard so far but it’s enough to keep us intrigued. True Noir could have easily made a performance music video but the sparse location ups the atmospheric factor tenfold, staying true to their name. Whatever their next step may be, we’re hoping it’s much the same as this, their first take on rumbling 90s guitar music revamped with a voice so unique it rings through you.
True Noir play Brighton’s Green Door Store tonight. ‘Creation’ is out now.