Shadow and colour wash over Ross Nicholson's clear eyed stare in 'The Charm Offensive' the debut video and single of ETCHES, a Liverpool based band that's assembled by a group of musicians who originate from all stretches of England. The vocalist's stare holds, unfettered by claustrophobic framing and a literal headlock. He becomes the only anchor as decaying projections dissolve and join an aural swirl, flowing freely with gliding guitar lines as they orbit an electric undercurrent. It's an eye catching interpretation of a killer track; your eyes will quickly affect the same look once you hit play. Having just ended their 2013 in the studio with producer Al Groves (Elvis Costello, The Zutons), 'The Charm Offensive' is surely just step one for ETCHES.

ETCHES will launch the single with a show at The Sebright Arms on the 20th February. Stream the video and see their other dates below.

  • 20th Feb - Sebright Arms, London (The Charm Offensive Single Launch)
  • 7th March - The Cookie Jar, Leicester
  • 14th March - The Kazimier, Liverpool
  • 29th March - Threshold Festival, Liverpool
  • 6th May - Gullivers, Manchester (supporting BRNS)
  • 8th May - Oakford Social, Reading (supporting BRNS)
  • 9th May - 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth (supporting BRNS)

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