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Malpas – “Where the River Runs” (video) (premiere)

This new British duo puts a unique, organic spin on the concept of "folktronica".

Developed over a series of email correspondences between London and Birmingham, English duo Malpas have created a unique sound, combining elements of folk music and electronic. Singer-songwriter Ali M. Forbes provides acoustic instrumentation and heartfelt vocals, while producer Andy Savours, a student of studio geniuses Alan Moulder and Flood (producing such bands as My Bloody Valentine and the Pains of Being Pure at Heart) adds electronic loops, drones, and samples of found percussion. All ingredients are on full display on the track “Where the River Runs”, and we’re proud to present the bleakly themed, beautifully photographed new video for the track. It’s a perfect visual companion to the aching composition.

Malpas’s debut album Rain, River, Sea will be released 31 July on Killing Moon/Yebo.

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