“ influences as diverse as they are well calibrated. Between indies of English origin, psychedelic music and some hints of jazz” - VICE
“A young quartet with a funky indie sound accompanied by an enchanting voice; Soul references can also be felt, as well as those folk references over which the psychedelic spirit of the 60s and 70s hovers..” - Rolling Stone
“An otherworldly gem, it's difficult to place, at once an instant curiosity yet containing numerous depths.” - CLASH
Just 6 weeks ago Eugenia Post Meridiem, the Italian Indie band on the brink of brilliance, crash landed back into our musical atmosphere, setting the stars alight. Stunned, dazed and still not quite knowing what hit us, they have since gifted fans with 2 sublime singles, saturated in sophistication and dripping with splendour.
Now to complete the taster trilogy they share the dark and alluring ‘whisper’ which also marks the final instalment ahead of their sophomore album release like i need tension on the 18th of November.
With the end finally in sight and the electrifying hum created from first single ‘willpower’ and second single ‘around my neck’ warmly echoing in our ears, EPM take us even deeper into their world with the mysterious and unfolding ‘whisper’.
Representing the eye of the storm, the calm before the almighty waves crash together like titans, ‘whisper’ is the deep breath, a moment to pause before we finally have our hands on the formidable 8 track project like i need tension.
Housing a kaleidoscopic medley of flavours, breakdowns, switch ups and builds, in both ‘willpower’ and ‘around my neck’, third track ‘whisper’ feels darker, edgier and even more explorative but still chock full of surprises, ultimately solidifying EPM’s exceptional talents and unconventional sound which they embody so fiercely. As ever, supplying just enough variation to keep listeners hooked and engaged whilst remaining seamless, cohesive and fluid. A feat humbly mastered by EPM with such ease, authenticity and undeniable charisma.
Dreamy, hypnotic and utterly other worldly yet tethered with sounds, qualities and textures of the past, EPM’s music is an enigmatic smorgasbord of crisp tones, exquisite colour and unique delicacies unlike anything heard before. Riding their meteoric journey through space, the band have one more stop to make with the beckoning ’whisper’ until they complete their cosmic, musical odyssey with like i need tension.
Unafraid to experiment, to step into the unknown and to go against the tide, EPM’s art is filled with quality, curiosity and ingenuity. With purpose and intention studded throughout, each track is as poetic and reflective as it is transcendent and meditative.
Placing its roots somewhere in the mystical universe of Hiatus Kaiyote, Christine and the Queens, PYJÆN and Tame Impala. Eugenia Post Meridiem’s sound is inextricably eccentric, often abstract but always refreshingly intangible, allowing the listener's own interpretation and understanding to take flight.
Oscillating between the realms of soul, indie, Jazz and folk painted with 60’s/70’s psychedelic tendencies, EPM’s sound is then polished in a 90’s aesthetic. As the unmistakable calibre of Eugenia rings out, her voice is immediately recognisable yet entirely unpredictable as she delicately details philosophical phrases studded with lyrical depth of an abstract nature. Eugenia Post Meridiem have the rare talent of being able to pick and choose elements from a variety of worlds whilst still remaining conducive and fresh.
“Is a dark ballad you can dance to while wondering what could be the organic shape of despair. Conceived from a musical idea of Eugenia, we mostly focused on designing the right mood rather than overdeveloping the structures, which is the most linear and storytelling-like of the whole bundle. In order to recreate an old ballad atmosphere, we used harmonised choirs and specific sound processing and timbre choices. When the song reaches the end it drags along while Giovanni plays a heartbreaking guitar solo as if he exorcizes the nostalgia accumulated during the song; we are the musicians but we feel like a hypnotised audience.” - Eugenia Post Meridiem