When I started writing this, I first listened to Affairs 10 minutes ago and they’re already a band in which I wish I’d known about long before. The Manchester based doom-pop quintet’s latest single ‘Gracious World‘ is a gloriously dark, yet upbeat tune.
With hints of Morrissey regarding the vocals and the power and melancholy of Editors throughout, Affairs have created a sound which is both unique to them and yet nostalgic amongst their contemporaries. ‘Gracious World’ is a combination of what Affairs do best, their melodic, gloomy instrumentation going hand-in-hand with compelling vocals and sparkling, interlocking synths.
It’s definitely catchy enough to get you singing along before the end of the track and an hour later, the ‘Gracious World’ is still firmly embedded in my head.
Affairs have got various headline gigs coming up between now and mid-August including a London date at The Old Blue Last on 9th August. You can go and make me jealous by seeing them live before we can!