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When The Union Choir’s The Decade Dissolve EP makes its way to streaming services on 31st July, it’ll be the first material the band has released since 2017’s The Ghost In The Room. Recorded over the course of 2019, the South Shields’ group’s efforts have yielded four tracks that will enhance their reputation and do nothing to banish comparisons with greats such as Elbow and Arcade Fire.

When like-minded creatives come together like this, they often forge a new niche in the industry, and while comparisons can and will always be drawn, The Union Choir’s sound encapsulates something distinctly North East.

Headlining the EP is The Decade Dissolve, a charming, pacy slice of indie riffs that would be at home on Glastonbury’s The Other Stage, while following track The Lady Lowered offers a fine aperitif to the more thoughtful Be Warm. Be Kind. The latter is a slow burner with pathos and guides us through handsomely to number four, Witching Hour, a sobering commentary on the darker side and suffering of North Eastern society. Close to home for some. Quality for all.

Together, these tracks form an EP wringing with The Union Choir DNA. This collective should reconvene more often.

The Union Choir release The Decade Dissolve EP on 31st July

 

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