Death and Vanilla – California Owls – Coloured Vinyl
Following the success of their critically acclaimed ‘To Where The Wild Things Are’ released in May, Death And Vanilla return with EP ‘California Owls’. The recent album will be repressed in black vinyl and available worldwide. Lead track from the EP ‘California Owls’ is set for a new single release on green vinyl.
Forming in MalmÃ¶, Sweden by Marleen Nilsson and Anders Hansson, Death and Vanilla utilise vintage musical equipment such as vibraphone, organ, mellotron, tremolo guitar and moog, to emulate the sounds of 60s/70s soundtracks, library music, German Krautrock, French Ye-ye pop and 60s psych. They revel in the warmth of older analogue instruments to create a more organic sound, each loose wire and off-kilter noise adding to the rich atmosphere. Creating deliciously enticing soundscapes, full of moody moogs and breathless vocals, their influences are as diverse as their music.
Passionate about the culture of the 60s/70s, Death And Vanilla have the retro-futuristic edge of Broadcast with Stereolab leanings and the electronic library sounds of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Opulent and timeless, ‘California Owls’ is a reverb soaked spectral-pop song drenched in 60s-psych while the dark and swirling melodies of ‘Follow The Light’ has a ‘Walk Away Renee pace’ (Guardian).
Their new EP brings together old songs with the new, much like the samples and the instruments they use, whilst capturing the haunting and wild dreamy experimental edge of ‘To Where The Wild Things Are’.
Following a run of UK successful live dates in Spring 2015 including Rough Trade East, the formidable trio will tour the UK and Europe in September with performances at this year’s Incubate (Tilburg), Liverpool Festival Of Psychedelia (UK) and Levitation Psych Fest (France). Watch this space for more live date announcements.
Death And Vanilla are Marleen Nilsson, Anders Hansson and Magnus Bodin.