With just a couple of weeks until Love Inks release their third album 'Exi', the Austin trio reveal sleek album standout track 'Regular Lovers'. The band has also just announced a string of EU dateslater this year, including a show at The Shacklewell Arms in London on Dec 2nd.
'Regular Lovers' sees Love Inks at one of their most stripped back to date; it's a powerfully sincere work that holds a whole load of emotion as Sherry LeBlanc's silky vocals echo 'We're regular lovers and it feels good'. In the words of Sherry herself "It's a dark, predatory love song hidden under seemingly blasé lyrics."
Love Inks are a minimalist group making music that harkens back to early 80's UK (Marine Girls, Young Marble Giants) and David Lynch's Roadhouse. The group's sleek, needle-precise sound comes distinctly from Austin, Texas.
The trio use a combination of delicate guitar sounds, played quietly as if from a 12-foot deep well, alongside a bass, creating both tension and melodic release, in conjunction with an electronic drum machine. The triangle is only completed by Sherry LeBlanc's voice, which leads the listener through every song, whether it be mellow or dark. These three elements come together in synchronised dignity to make Love Inks.
The band's use of silence and approach to instrumentation makes their music direct & sincere harking a real testament to that little old saying, that sometimes less really is more.
See Love Inks live:
30th Nov - Glad Cafe, GLASGOW
1st Dec - The Soup Kitchen, MANCHESTER
2nd Dec - Shacklewell Arms, LONDON
4th Dec - L'Espace B, PARIS
5th Dec - Un Brin Folk, ANGERS
11th Dec - L'Acoustik Café, NIMES
20th Dec - Karrera Klub @ Lido, BERLIN
1. Shoot 100 Panes of Glass
2. Dawn/ Poem
3. Don't Hear That
5. Way Out
6. New West
7. Sky Machine
8. Regular Lovers
9. Text Message
10. Spirit Communication