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Esben and the Witch

Formed 2008.

Brighton-based trio

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Esben and The Witch chat to Marc Riley

Brighton's Esben and The Witch chat to Marc on the wire from London.

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Biography

Esben and the Witch are a British three piece rock band formed in Brighton in 2008. consisting of Rachel Davies (vocals, bass, percussion), Thomas Fisher (guitar), and Daniel Copeman (drums, electronics - formerly guitar). Their name comes from the Danish fairytale, "Esben and the Witch".

After a self-released 33 EP in 2009 and a limited seven-inch single "Lucia, at the Precipice" in February 2010, the band signed with Matador Records. The band's debut single for the label, "Marching Song", was released in October 2010, followed by their debut album Violet Cries in January 2011. The band's second album, Wash the Sins Not Only the Face, was released in January 2013. In June 2014 the band announced their third album 'A New Nature', the first to be released on their own Nostromo Records label.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Wash the Sins Not Only the Face

    Wash the Sins Not Only the Face 2013

    Reviewed by Martin Aston
    Brighton band eschews cliché, sounding sleek, fluid and effortlessly modern on album two.
  2. Review of Violet Cries

    Violet Cries 2011

    Reviewed by John Doran
    An essential companion for many sombre souls in 2011 and beyond.
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