THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Since their inception in 2008, Recluse (Pontypridd, S. Wales, U.K.) have shaken the live music scene with their focus on emotional weight whilst always being locked in a groove. Following their two previously critically acclaimed albums, Recluse further cultivate their musical style to balance heaviness with melody with their forthcoming release.
Lay Your Darkness Down With Me provides a carefully crafted journey which encompasses the gamut of concise, yet diverse, tracks such as Stomah, You Get Out Alone, Throat and Scene, to the more progressive album components of Werewolves, Olympus and Le Rose Hotel. In true Recluse fashion, this latest offering subtly encompasses a range of musical influences into another neatly constructed album for fans of grunge, desert, stoner and alternative rock bands like Kyuss, Soundgarden, Elder, Queens of the Stone Age, Elephant Tree and Stoned Jesus.
Recluse’s debut album Crooked Heart (2010) channelled the Seattle sound of Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. On their 2015 album The Quiet Hours, Recluse leaned towards a more expansive, progressive sound which they have been focusing on ever since. This album paved the way for their sound, combining longer, more expressive songs with instrumental passages.
Recluse spent a long time working on the songs for the next album, Lay Your Darkness Down With Me as they fully embraced the freedom to develop their sound as they wished, with songs such as Olympus and Le Rose Hotel continuing their evolution. Lay Your Darkness Down With Me was recorded at King’s Road Studios in Cardiff by engineer Andrew Sanders. Recluse are Britt Roberts (Guitar & Vocals), Tom Stephenson (Bass) and Alex Davies (Drums).”