Harlequiin is a new project from Rory Simmons as producer/songwriter, featuring the vocals of Elliot Cole. About a month ago, their debut single Melt In Olive was released and it seemed to have a shy experimental vibe to it. This time, Clock That’s Stopped (their final release in anticipation of the E.P., named after this exact song out since June 9th) seems to have a more solid orientation. As Harlequiin‘s driving force, Rory, is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer who has toured with an extensive list of artists from Bat for Lashes and Mount Kimbie to Paolo Nutini and the 1975, one can already imagine the sonority of his original work. Indietronic influenced by alt-pop, almost resembling HONNE. And almost is the key word. Harlequiin reserve a very unique sound, making it a bit hard to draw comparisons. But, that’s exactly what their name suggests. Sister chromatids can stain differently, right?
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