After releasing their highly successful debut album Suite(s), garage rock three-piece Ex Libras suddenly slipped below the radar into a five year inertia. But, although we missed them, their latest single ‘Woe’ proves that sometimes it’s good to take a break. Locking themselves away to experiment with new ideas has seen Ex Libras return with an even bigger, bolder and brasher sound than before.
It’s a menacing anthem that highlights every one of the band’s attributes – from the ravaging guitar riff that seems to creep up and chase Sharma’s vocals to the more peaceful keyboard interludes, ‘Woe’ manages to capture a full range of musical extremes. Bringing us out with a furious build up, the Libras really offer everything they have in this track, the pain and despair in both the musicality and Sharma’s vocals truly reflecting the track’s internal ‘Woe’.
Produced by Alan Moulder who’s worked alongside the likes of Slaves and Royal Blood, it’s easy to see where these influences of sheer ruthlessness come from and, set to appear on their new EP, we can be expecting even greater things from these comeback kids.
‘Woe’ is out 16 October via Wirebird Records.