Witterings from an old indie kid
Andover’s Echoscope are a two piece gothic-rock act comprising of James Winter and Maisie Clark. The What We Lost EP is their debut demo EP. And what a find for the post-punk fan it is.
The songs are strong whilst the words are dark but meaningful and are sung in an emotional style. Musically the songs are melodramatic, being guitar dominated in the main although we do get a track that is synth driven in the shape of When We Fall which gives a nod to early 1980s coldwave. Whilst I could chuck the usual suspects at you for comparisons sake I suggest that you go straight for the jugular and give songs such as Left Behind and Crisis Of Faith a listen and then ask yourself the question “have you heard a better gothic-rock debut this year?” I thought not!