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Welcome to the ninth annual NARC. Compilation Album, curated to celebrate our birthday but also to shine a light on some of the amazing local acts we’ve come across. Head over to our Bandcamp site to download your free copy of the album featuring 17 tracks which veer from quirky alt. folk, riotous blues, aggressive rock, disco pop and plenty more besides. You’re welcome.

Fractions are self-professed goths who love playing synth-pop. The track certainly delivers on semi-retro bombast, with a pounding, hazy drumbeat, glitchy synths and a nagging, infectious guitar hook. It all builds up to a truly anthemic and thoroughly atmospheric chorus that sweeps you off your feet with its layers upon layers of spaced-out electronics and sudden vocal key change. It’s beautifully constructed, catchy and more complex than it appears on the surface and fans of Passion Pit and CHVRCHES will lap the tune up.

Find out more about them at their official website and listen to Breathe below.

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