Fronted by the considerable vocal talents of Sonya Sukorukova, The Erised are a quintet originally from the Ukraine who make sultry, moving electro pop. They are, unusually enough, signed to south London imprint Med School (the wittily named counterpart to Hospital Records) who, in our humble opinion, made a pretty wise decision with this lot. It was last year’s “Desire” EP that first grabbed our attention, and now The Erised are following that up with something a little meatier in the form of Room 414, their debut album.
Blending a traditional band format and streaks of pure pop with cross-genre sounds borrowed from the worlds of house and EDM, The Erised come up with something pretty distinctive on Room 414. At times devastatingly heartfelt and delicate, and in other places ferociously invigorating and heavy, the stellar record is available from today. Still, if you’re not sure yet, have a look at this live taster session that we’re proud to be premiering here first. The group kindly take us through some of their favourite cuts from the album and the live footage gives you a chance to see what these guys can do in performance. We’re all ears.
“Spring & Autumn”
These two songs perfectly represent the concept of the album – from euphoria to depression.”Spring” is an easy song that leaves a subtle aftertaste, however you always can catch the blues with “Autumn” on the another rainy night.
If you listened to “Аutumn” and felt sad, you need to listen “Pray”. This song will save you from sadness because it has very bright atmosphere. This song gives you some kind of hope, that every sadness is fleeting and the bright side of life will certainly return, sooner or later.
The most powerful track on the album. We came up with the lyrics for this song in a hotel, Room 414, and we fell in love with it so much that we decided to name the album after this song. By the way, the photo used for the album cover is the very Room 414 that we were in when coming up with the idea for this song.
“Liar” is a lot like the rest of our tracks. You’re never quite sure where the song is going or how it will end. I’m sure the heavy rock ending will surprise a lot of people….
Room 414 is out today on Med School