Monday, May 9, 2011

Artist Profile: The Bewitched Hands

Formerly known as The Bewitched Hands On Top Of Our Heads, French psychedelic pop sextet The Bewitched Hands formed in 2005. While band members Anthonin and Benjamin act as the chief songwriters, everyone takes part in creating harmonies. The approach is evident in the band's music, as their sound is packed with multiple melody lines that often weave in and out of each other before coming together to create one big voice.

The band takes the same approach to instrumentation, with three guitarists playing different tones and percussion instruments jockeying for position within a song. While it would it seem that this everything-but-the-kitchen-sink attitude would spell disaster, tracks like "Work," "Sea" and "Hard To Cry" reveal otherwise. The Bewitched Hands full-length debut Birds And Drums, is set to be released in the U.S. on May 24. Listen to a few tracks below.

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