The Family Knife are an indie/electronica outfit from Dublin and these siblings are the purveyors of hopeful tunes, tinged with sadness – an aesthetic set out rather beautifully on their self-titled debut LP.
The album is a collection of 12 organic and electronic driven tracks, influenced by everyone from Deerhunter and Yo La Tengo, to Stereolab and The Beta Band, and its lead single is album closer, ‘Don’t Wanna Give Up’. Slowly building from mellow origins, it introduces itself with a breezy jangle, deftly plucked strings and soft, semi-hushed vocals before the drums make a splash, joined in turn by a whispers of vocal samples and a full on synth-driven finish. A beautifully mournful and melancholic tune, like a November sun breaking through a dreary dusky sky.
You can listen to ‘Don’t Wanna Give Up’ below – and if that is floating your boat, the album is available to stream here.