Bristol-based DAMEFRISØR release their first extended play “Island of Light” via Permanent Creeps Records, and follows previous singles “Do You Think I'm Special?” and the BBC 6 Music playlisted “2-HEH-V”. First taster is the epic, widescreen “Horizon” which builds on the texturally rich soundscape the band have already laid. “Horizon” sees the band fuse club and dance influences with industrial and post-rock seen in their earlier work, as they venture on the next step of their musical evolution.
The new single has already become a mainstay in the band's captivating live set, one that has seen them support such names as Squid, Katy J Pearson and Folly Group. The Island of Light EP was recorded with Alex Greaves (Working Men's Club, BDRMM, Lice) at The Nave Studios, Leeds. Behind the recording of the EP was the emphasis to expand upon the band's sound and Kazhi Jahfar states how their choice of producer was key in this. “The EP really feels like a natural progression since the last two singles came out. We set out to write these songs with the intention of creating more space in our music, and to further explore the mix of natural and industrial sounds. Before getting to the studio to record, the songs were in a basic stage; the ideas were there but far from formed.”
The artwork for the EP used a process called cyanotype in which sunlight and iron salt solution is used to create works of varying and unique results something that is reflected in the band's music, as Kazhi notes “...this process resonated with us because we tend to use a lot of modular synth in our music writing, and we love how the randomised nature of the artwork relates to elements of the music on the EP.”