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Now Hear This: Annie Taylor | Sweet Mortality

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.

THE PRESS RELEASE: “Switzerland’s Annie Taylor are back less than a year after the release of their debut EP Not Yours! with their fuzzy yet acerbic debut album Sweet Mortality.

Annie Taylor forever are the masterminds at creating resilient, pure rock tracks. Annie Taylor have released a crucial record of our time, filled with bold hard-hitting orchestrations, each with their own atmosphere — tracks flirting with a feel-good feeling, lifting elements swirling throughout the expansive world they’ve curated. Adding charm to their orchestrations, protruding ’90s surf rock elements, whilst injecting a melodic melancholic shimmers to its notes, Sweet Mortality is a truly outstanding debut, a well-constructed record that reflects a sincerely well-established sound from a dynamic and ruthless act. This polished album exudes fun, passion, and intense instrumentation- far-reaching rhythms and hypnotic passages.

The band initially came into existence in 2016, consisting of charismatic singer and guitarist Gini Jungi, bassist Michael Mutter, drummer Jan Winkler and guitarist Tobias Arn. In 2017 the band released their first two singles, Partner in Crime and Wasted Youth, before taking themselves on a tour of Italy, France and Switzerland. Not Yours!, the quartet’s highly anticipated debut EP was released in spring 2019 and sold out only a few months later.

Over the past few years the band’s sound shifted away from the rock-tinged pop of their early releases, instead drenching it in a heavier psychedelic wash, gaining the band comparisons to Warpaint or early Hole. The band decided to hole themselves up once again at DALA Studios for their debut album, working with David Langhard, producer of psychedelic titans Klaus Johann Grobe.”