In August 2005, a little known Norwegian band going by the name Serena Maneesh, released their eponymous debut album through Honey Milk Records.
And the sound? Is it clichÃ©d to say like nothing else? Or perhaps more accurately Serena Maneesh's strange melodies are strikingly original, yet also somehow comforting and familiar.
'Drain Cosmetics' epitomises Serena Maneesh's sound. Driving guitar rock and Primal Scream-esque drum rythms blend with distorted samples and a whispering ethereal vocal that weaves in and out as if in a dream. It's as much about exploring as it is creating sound and the result is a noise that transcends music and offers an otherworldly atmosphere, as beautifully paradoxical as it is compelling.
14.02.06 – Madame Jojo's – White Heat - London
15.02.06 – Hoxton Bar & Grill - London