Sacred Bones cares little that the seasons are changing into something warmer and brighter. Hilary Woods, whose debut album Colt is coming out on the label next month, instead chooses to paint a musical drama that you'd associate with winter. The carefully arranged strings, pianos, voice, and electronics were pored over for much of 2017, and the results are stunning on 'Prodigal Dog'. Co-produced with James Kelly (Altar of Plagues), the song takes its time to build over the course of 5 minutes. Jazz drums you could find on a Julia Holter record arrive to encourage the piece forward. In the end, Woods doesn't push too hard against the soft backdrops, lending a calm intensity that's hard to find on this side of Marissa Nadler. As classical music continues to reach its hand into experimental pop and electronic, Woods reaches back and finds a marriage of ideas that earns the Sacred Bones name.

Pre-order Colt here, and see Hilary Woods live here:

11th June - St Pancras Church, London UK
20th June - Meltdown Festival, London UK w/ Moon Duo
14th Sept - The Sugar Club, Dublin IRL