DO U C ME THO / U RIGHT
Stateless return with the 3rd EP from their sophomore album, Matilda. In the summer of 2008 Stateless were doing a TV show in Manchester when they happened across the amazing talent of Shara Worden, who was promoting her latest My Brightest Diamond project. Quick to spot her potential, Stateless mainman Chris James subsequently jumped on a plane for Brooklyn to record a duet he'd written especially for her. After a brief series of face to face, live takes, it became apparent that they had stumbled across something magical. The song was transfixing, with the kind of pace and emotional pitch that cuts to the nerve. As a part of the Damian Taylor Matilda sessions the track was given some extra resonance, Gillian Wood's strings added a lushness. Further instrumentation was added by Matt Robertson and Mike Reed.
The EP comes with the type of progressive electronic mixes we have come to expect from Statleless, courtesy of Blue Daisy and new Ninja signee Slugabed, as well as a wholly new track, "Blue Fire", featuring the ghostly vocals of Amenta and a beautifully restrained string quartet reworking of the band's classic "Bloodstream" by the ultra talented Daniel Keane (myspace.com/dannykeanemusic). This EP is packed with emotional depth, gaunt, at times other worldly, but always Stateless.
Stateless are to set to perform their biggest show yet in the esteemed Union Chapel alongside the Balanescu Quartet on Friday 16th September.