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Womb and Flying Nun Records are very proud to announce their exciting new partnership in this release of the Holding a Flame EP — out digitally on June 23rd, 2021.
Womb are a trio from Pōneke, consisting of Gemini twins Charlotte Forrester (they/them; vocals & guitar) and Haz Forrester (he/him; synth), and their Leo sister Georgette Brown (she/they; drums). Moving between spaces from shoegaze to dream pop, Womb's ethereal, genre-transcending sound is a vortex of divergent influences enchanted by a supernatural sibling synergy — felt in the screams of melancholia, swells of tenderly caressed guitar, delay-drenched synthscapes, and off-kilter percussion.
Holding a Flame is a collection of songs written by the Pōneke-based trio over the last couple of years. Originally anticipated to be a part of an album, the songs felt complete when placed together, as something of their own.
“We recorded them on and off, while collectively listening to a whole lot of Cocteau Twins (as always), Blood Orange, and The Cure. As with most of our songs, these were written as a form of transmutation; turning discordant feelings into a unified sound as a means of getting through/past various states of being.”
Holding a Flame was recorded and produced by both the band and Bevan Smith, with Smith also taking on the mixing and mastering duties. The beautiful artwork and design is courtesy of synth whiz Haz Forrester.
released June 23, 2021
Written & performed by Womb
Recorded & produced by Womb & Bevan Smith
Mixed & mastered by Bevan Smith
Cover art by Haz Forrester