The Marquis‘s debut self-titled EP is a stunner. Dark synths, harsh guitars, and a bitter vocal delivery, with great pop sensibilities throughout. A very impressive first release from the Montreal newcomer. And yet another savvy discovery by Art Not Love Records.
The Marquis is available now from Bandcamp.
The Marquis is a brand new artist from Montreal, and we were pretty bowled over in August by his debut single on Art Not Love Records, an incredibly dark post-punk track called “lil bb”. A couple of weeks back, he released his debut EP, self-titled naturally, and it’s a stunner. Dark synths, harsh guitars, and a bitter vocal delivery, with great pop sensibilities throughout. This is a very impressive first release, and one of the best EPs we’ve heard all year.
Grab it now from The Marquis’ Bandcamp page. If you’re in Toronto, catch the Marquis live tonight at Dundas Video with Advance Base.
Word to the wise: The Marquis, the brainchild of Montreal’s Dillon Steele, is probably the best new post-punk act we’ve heard all year. We’re incredibly pleased to premiere the first single off his debut EP, which features drums and production by Silent Shout fave Charlie Twitch, and cello by Christophe Cinq. The song’s called “lil bb” but it’s not the hyper-referential internet pop jam one might expect with a title like that. Instead, it’s a classic-sounding post-punk track that oozes paranoia and dark pronouncements. And sure enough, the thundering drums and crisp production really remind of Charlie Twitch’s work as ¡FLIST!, which is the best because we want more things that sound like that.
The Marquis EP is out in October on Art Not Love Records and we have a powerful hunger to hear it. In the meantime we’ll satisfy our ear-cravings with repeated plays of “lil bb”.