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The Eyelash’s indie post-punk debut, Dark Shadow, glistens with gothic glamour

The Eyelash has made their debut with “Dark Shadow,” an instant indie post-punk classic that marries Johnny Marr’s angular guitar stylings with the enchanting vocal power of NYC’s Daphne. This cross-Atlantic aural affair showcases a rare synergy, weaving together the morose melancholy of British strings with the cavernous depth of homegrown American vocals.

As the track unfolds, listeners are treated to a guitar line that feeds a quintessentially British sense of gloom, perfectly complemented by Daphne’s raw, tortured and taut vocal timbres. Her voice cuts through the gothic harmonies, to resonate with fans of Siouxsie Sioux while adding a modern twist to the nostalgic undertones.

Formed in 2024, The Eyelash is a two-piece band comprising electric and bass guitarist Tom from Eastern England and vocalist Daphne from New York City. “Dark Shadow” was penned amid the rainy, melancholic waves of the Jurassic Coast and recorded in the equally melancholic but lit-up Manhattan, embodying the geographical and emotional landscapes of its creators.

This track is more than just a debut single; it’s a formidable statement of intent from a duo poised to storm the alt-rock scene. The song invites listeners to explore the haunted corridors of an eloquently poetic psyche, pulling them into a relatable disquiet. The Eyelash promises not only a reflection of our own shadows but a journey through the spectral realms of indie post-punk with every chord and verse.

Dark Shadow was officially released on March 26th; stream the single on Spotify.

Review by Amelia Vandergast