The near faultless vocal harmonies of The Staves have been making Breaking More Waves giddy for some time now. With an album Dead & Born & Grown finally on its way and a new UK headline tour announced (dates can be found here) the chances of our musical infatuation sickening are pretty much close to zero.
The Staves (who we named as one of our Ones To Watch for 2012 last December) recently recorded a new version of their song Icarus with special guest Keaton Henson and have now placed it on the internet for us all to enjoy and download for free. Icarus is a delicate song that possesses a dark weariness. “And when I’m tired of sitting I drag my bones to bed,” sings one of the sisters before the song builds to a repeated chorus of “I have not seen the light for days” towards the end. This is the musical equivalent of a duvet day, albeit one with maybe a slightly foggy distant hungover sensation.
The Staves - Icarus (Ft Keaton Henson)