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Courtesans Unveil Dark New Video for ‘Mesmerise’!


Courtesans Unveil Dark New Video for ‘Mesmerise’!

British Alt rockers, Courtesans who like to break the norm with their unique sound which has elements of doom, grunge and pop. They have gained mass attention from the media and music lovers alike for their innovative and exciting sound.
The band have just dropped their latest new video single taken from their upcoming and highly anticipated EP, ‘Better Safe Than Sober’.
Check out the dark alluring and hypnotic new video which accompanies the mood and tone of the song perfectly making it very powerful and captivating:

The new single Mesmerise is taken from their upcoming new EP Better Safe Than Sober which is out March 31st.

You can read our review of Courtesans Better Safe Than Sober EP here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2017/01/29/review-courtesans-better-safe-than-sober-ep/

Website – www.thecourtesans.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/thecourtesans
Twitter – https://twitter.com/the_courtesans

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REVIEW: Courtesans – Better Safe Than Sober EP!


Courtesans – ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ EP review

Review by Carina Lawrence / Dark Art Conspiracy

Courtesans are a four piece doom pop act hailing from London, UK. Their unique sound embraces many styles and subtleties to capture the best elements of each including grunge, alternative rock and electronic, which results in their genre bending and innovative sound. Following the release of their widely received debut album, ‘1917’ and their successful Pledge Music campaign in 2016, they aren’t holding back in any way and are ready to solidify their stamp in the scene further with their highly anticipated new E.P ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ out March 31st.

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The EP kicks off with new video single, ‘Mesmerise’ which immediately masks us in an dark enthralling ambience, aided by the effects and isolated vocals, with resonant instruments to give extra oomph, and when it peaks at the crescendo you truly are taken under there mesmerising allure. The end is particularly powerful and defiant with more angsty vocals, leaving you hooked and ready for more…
‘Feel The Same’ keeps us guessing with a rap style intro, before a sweet melodic alternative pop chorus comes in, going between the transition between the two genres, which is excellently constructed and is highly effective. The talking sections get more emotive and bleak as it progresses with the instruments helping to reflect the tone. This is cleverly portraying a dark meets light sound.
‘John Doe’ sounds eerie and desolate, making an atmospheric start, with soft pleasant stripped back vocals to accompany. Again the beats and melodies grow effortlessly and seamlessly along. It possesses a strong presence that is soaring and all consuming, and the same can be said of all the tracks featured on the EP, making it easy to get lost in the diverse sounds.
‘Knowhere’ is instantly heavier sounding from the off, portraying their doom rock influences more so with catchy dark riffs all wrapped in a dance trance vibe, with great sonic sounds throughout.
Last song, ‘The Tide’ goes back to their trip-hop sound which comes off as vulnerable and helps add extra depth and complexity to their invigorating style. The structure and use of sounds is intelligible and immense, flowing like a calm ocean current, leading up to a full blown tidal wave. This is a very appropriate way to describe their immersive sound also.
This E.P toys with your musical expectations and senses in the greatest sense, defying what you know and creating something different and exciting. It is irresistibly dark and captivating and leaves you thirsty for more.
Score: 5/5
‘Better Safe Than Sober’ is released 31st March 2017.

Courtesans are:
Sinead La Bella – Vocals
Saffire Sanchez – Guitar
Agnes D. Jones – Bass
Vikki Frances – Drums

Website – www.thecourtesans.org
Facebook – www.facebook.com/thecourtesans
Twitter – https://twitter.com/the_courtesans
You Tube – http://www.youtube.com/user/CatrionaVillenhardt/videos                           Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/courtesans/

 

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Courtesans Announce ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ EP release


London doom pop group Courtesans announce ‘Better Safe Than Sober’ official E.P. release date and unveil new single ‘Mesmerise’

“This is a band who do what they want, dress how they want and sound how they want” – RAMzine

“Be prepared to have your world shattered” – All About The Rock

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Following the release of their acclaimed debut album ‘1917’ and last year’s successful Pledge Music campaign, this coming March sees the release of Courtesans stunning new E.P. ‘Better Safe Than Sober’.
Blending dark pop smarts with industrial subtleties and combined with a grunge-esque rock, trip-hop landscape; Courtesans new E.P. is one of the first unique sonic amalgamations to be heard in 2017.
Listen to ‘Mesmerise’ here:

 

Hailing from London, England, the four members of Courtesans come together as one to deliver songs that shake up establishments, break down walls and fearlessly dare to be different amongst a plethora of carbon copy carnage.
Dark meets light, disturbing yet liberating; the five tracks on offer serve to be devoured and are the sound of a group set to soar.

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‘Better Safe Than Sober’ is released Friday 31st March 2017.
COURTESANS LIVE
18th February – LONDON – Electrowerkz

22nd February – LEEDS – Lending Room

23rd February – EDINBURGH – Bannermans

24th February – GLASGOW – Ivory Blacks

25th February – NEWCASTLE – Think Tank

17th March – SOUTHAMPTON – Talking Heads

25th March – CARDIFF – The Full Moon

1st April – MANCHESTER – Ruby Lounge

28th April – BRIGHTON – Green Door Store
More dates to be announced.
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