The B-Side: Izy Bandha

From Germany we get “Only Lovers” from Izy Bandha, a post-goth indie rock number that balances dark lyrics such as “I feel the poison runnin’ through my chest” and the chorus refrain of “Only Lovers, I’m trying to hold my demons together” with an upbeat melody that bristles with life. Inspired by the Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive the song trades in the languid lushness of the film for the infectious urgency of youth, and in the hands of Bandha it’s a fair trade indeed.

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