Whispering Sons

Whispering Sons

Whispering Sons

  • Dinsdag 26 april 2022
  • SPOT/De Oosterpoort, Kleine zaal / Trompsingel 27
  • 20:00 start programma
  • (Tijden onder voorbehoud)

Het Belgische Whispering Sons sleurt je met hun experimentele postpunk mee terug naar de dark side of the eighties. Luister naar hun geweldig ontvangen debuutplaat Image (2018) en je hoort gitaarriffs à la The Cure, dreigende drums, doordenderende baslijnen, onheilspellende synths en – misschien wel het meest opvallend – het lage, dramatische stemgeluid van zangeres Fenne Kuppens. Denk aan The Sound, The Sisters of Mercy, Joy Division, The Cure en andere duistere grootheden uit de jaren tachtig.

Several Others zou je kunnen zien als de langverwachte tweede full-length en is ontstaan nadat ze zich in de zomer hadden teruggetrokken in de Ardennen. Hier pikte de band de sterkste delen van hun oude werk om dit vervolgens te verfijnen. Waar Image‘ theatraal en breed was, concentreren ze zich deze keer meer op hun grootste kracht; pure, pretentieloze intensiteit.

Belgian five-piece Whispering Sons brings a dark and unique blend of experimental and frenetic post-punk. Combining elements of no wave, industrial and avant-punk, the anxious and propulsive instrumentation is relentless and eerily abstracted, whilst vocalist Fenne Kuppens’ words, sung in a dramatic and distinctive low register, inject that extra, central tension. With their infamously ferocious live shows Whispering Sons has also firmly cemented themselves as a must-see live band.

Over the last two years, the band have constantly outstripped their own expectations. With every momentous step forward that they take, they redraw the boundaries of what they consider possible then duly go beyond them yet again. ‘Several Others’ marks Whispering Sons’ first full-length since their 2018 debut ‘Image’. Having retreated to the Ardennes during the summer, the band took the strongest parts of their old work and refined them even further. Where ‘Image’ was theatrical and widescreen, this time around they focused more on their greatest strength – sheer, unpretentious intensity.