The Catenary Wires – “Tie Me To The Rails”

UK duo Catenary Wires give their take on duets that pull at Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood comparisons. If the elder duo were considerably darker, infusing their swooning songs with a murder ballad meatiness they might wind up in the same territory as Til The Morning, Catenary’s sophomore LP. “Tie Me To The Rails” probably best embodies this dynamic, brooding along the verses and breaking open with a faded sun’s rays on the unshakeable chorus. Add in the ominous melodica lines and this track starts to really weld itself to your starker consciousness. Both members have rather illustrious pasts if you’re a devout indie pop fan, having done time in Heavenly, Talulah Gosh, Tender Trap, and Marine Research. Though, those touchpoints do little to prepare the listener for Catenary’s less than twee approach. I highly recommend a spin through the video above, which finds the band on their finest footing.

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