New Zealand duo Black City Lights, comprising of Calum Robb and Julia Catherine Parr, are simply captivating. Their recently released EP Parallels is, from start to finish, a joy to listen to, with title track and album opener "Parallels" immediately creating an alluring atmosphere that is impossible not to get drawn into. Elegant synth work combines with airy vocals in a seamless manner, while pulse-pounding percussion drives forward an elaborate soundscape. What makes this duo so great is how their music comes across as enchanting so much as to draw you in, grab your senses and keep you wanting to listen, yet at the same time it is in no way forceful. THis perfect blance comes across beautifull throughout the Parallels EP, so give it a listen below and head over to the band's Bandcamp page to purchase the worthwhile album.
Shout out to my good friends at Hearing Gold for bringing them to my attention.