Donnybrook Debut: The Classical
Our Lady Of Revenge
You can’t say Donnybrook never gave you anything new. Headmistress of The Classical, Juliet E. Gordon, kindly asked this past week that we debut a single from their forthcoming EP Martyred Parts, and frankly we couldn’t be happier. The track is called “Our Lady of Revenge”, and it’s mighty fine.
Previously a pure brainchild of Gordon, The Classical only formed into a live entity this January with the addition of Britt Ciampa on drums, and Miles Eichner (Tulip Wars) on guitar. “Our Lady” is a strong musical evolution from the minimalist nu-folk tunes of the band’s self-titled debut and Ciampa and Eichner make thier presences known, bringing wonderful percussive texture and punchy, tight-wound guitars to the mix. But even with its compelling composition, there’s no doubt when listening that Gordon is still the stalwart force that steers this ship. She’s an impressive vocalist, scattering over the live-made beats and shambolic drums her signature haltering, soulful vocals. She swaps between crooning soft and venomously into the mic, and barely choking out the words in passion. It’s a huge credit to her singing and originality that even in tripling heads on the track, she still maintains such presence and mesmerizing attention.
Give “Our Lady of Revenge” a listen, check out the video for “Man On The Stairs” here, and be sure to keep an eye out for the EP to drop. If the single is any measure, Martyrd Parts will be a fantastic release, and The Classical a band you’re going to want to know.