New York City duo Aleksa Palladino and Devon Church - Exitmusic - write songs so calming, I'm convinced that if the second single from their From Silence EP, 'The Hours', was played from police riot vans during the nationwide riots last week, we'd have seen hooded 'youths' put down their assorted weapons stroke each others faces with flower petals. Palladino's ethereal voice floats gently across the track as the vocal equivalent to walking on water.

From Silence is to be released "exclusively through all good independent record stores" on October 4th.