On Tuesday July 2nd, A Grave With No Name will return with a new album titled Whirlpool. Recorded over the course of a year at Holy Mountain Studios in London, Whirlpool completes a narrative trilogy for A Grave With No Name - a trilogy that began in 2009 with the release of Mountain Debris, & continued with 2011’s Lower.
It’s a narrative that confronts the theme of loss, something which could be considered a well trodden path within popular music, but Alex Shields has managed to mine his own distinctive voice , tracing a delicate fissure in the emotional radiography of longing to spellbinding effect. And in Whirlpool he has created his most accomplished + self assured work to date.
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