U.K.-based Mary and The Ram is the product of two musical forces combining their strengths: Kiran Tanna of The Trembling Hellish Infernal Nightmare Generator and Dom Smith of The Parasitic Twins.
The post-punk/darkwave outfit is releasing their latest single, the sinister and pressing “Eclipse”, on October 18th via Syndicol Music. Rebel Noise is stoked to be hosting its premiere a day before it drops.
Suspense builds at the start of “Eclipse”, as ponderous piano notes are stricken with scratchy static and wind-whipping noise. This is all drowned out by a circling bass line, heavy guitar burn, and a bashed out drum beat.
The emotive vocals hit hard, with Smith sounding like he’s at the end of his tether. As the restless and abrasive sonics whirl around him, Smith exclaims with desperate fervor, barely finishing one phrase before attacking another.
“Eclipse” was recorded at Melrose Yard Studios in York, U.K. and co-produced between Tanna and New York-based Kallie Marie (Explosives For Her Majesty). The renowned Dave Ogilvie (NIN, Skinny Puppy) mixed the track and it was mastered by Howie Weinberg (Thirty Seconds To Mars, Mars Volta, Nirvana).
In the live setting Mary and The Ram flesh out their band with musicians who are located in the cities of York and Hull. That includes full-time members Edward Alan Logie (Modern Mood Swings) and Sarah Shiels (Black Delta Movement). More live dates are expected to be announced soon.