Surfacing: Celestial Bodies

on Monday, February 08, 2010
You might remember Semifinalists, who somewhat inexplicably were signed by V2 a few years ago. Don't get me wrong, they made interesting music but certainly didn't scream commercial success.

Since then, one member left the band while the other two embarked on new projects at the start of 2009. Chris Steele-Nicholson went onto the Young & Lost Club backed Oh Minnows and Ferry Gouw is now leading Celestial Bodies.

You might be more indirectly familiar with Gouw's work, as he's a pretty creative person, directing videos and doing artwork and what not. In fact, I'm pretty sure he did the Celestial Bodies video that I've embedded above.

'Vanity' is haunting, noir-pop sitting in the middle of The xx and Esben And The Witch. Eerie.

Presumably, it'll be out as a single sometime soon seeing as the video was uploaded at the weekend. For now though, listen/download above. With thanks to Pinglewood for providing the original mp3.


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