The Promenade

It may be spring outside but it's forever winter with Detachments.

The London group are stained slate-grey, with their music recalling the heavier, more electronic end of post-punk of even the minimal wave scene.

Icy, fragile synths traces lines above chugging, dub reggae influenced bass lines while the vocals themselves are infused with a palpable sense of dread.

However whereas much of the post-punk era looked to continental Europe for inspiration, Detachments are supremely British. James Ford produced the band's debut album, while Andrew Weatherall quickly became an advocate of their music.

Returning to the studio, work on album #2 is already under way. New single 'The Promenade' is out today (April 14th) and it's a stirring return.

All brooding menace and fractured production, you can tune in below.

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