Magnetic Skies came to our attention with enigmatic single You Shine On in February; now the band have unveiled a new single called Suffocate on ReprinT Records.
Reminiscent of Depeche Mode, Suffocate is “an intense and powerful glimpse into a world of despair as a relationship comes crashing down at an unrelenting pace.”
This beautifully-crafted number immediately plunges you into its rich and expansive synthscape, propulsive and atmospheric. And it doesn’t let up for all its 3.47 minutes, maintaining the drama, replete with multi-layered instrumentation that finds its way into your core. Suffocate is a powerful track, loaded with tension but exhilarating too.
Say the band about the video: “We wanted a dark, agitated, claustrophobic video – devoid of colour – to complement the emotions in the song.”
Formed in 2019 with a shared love of 80s synth-driven post-punk by Simon Kent (vocals & keyboards) and Jo Womar (keyboards), Magnetic Skies spent most of that first year locked away in studios, experimenting with material that would evolve into songs released over a set of EPs during 2020. “Dreams And Memories”, “Hold On” and “Into Paradise” all set the tone and showcased the duo’s skill and love of pulsing, vintage analogue synths and pumping bass. 2021 saw the band evolve into a 4‑piece, with the recruitment of guitarist Carlos Aguilar and drummer Lenin Alegria. Both are featured on the new recordings, adding a new sonic dimension to the songs.