Longford, Ireland electronic producer OWLS has dropped his new single “Swallow My Love“.
Following on from his electrifying 2022 EP End Me, Owls is back with a more dark electronica track, out now via Blowtorch Records. Grab it here.
A song of love, its brutality and the corruptive nature of hearts, OWLS dives into the realms of obsession, desire and the inevitable subsequent downfall. It’s as dark as a Nick Cave murder ballad except set to the quantised oscillations of chest pounding synths.
This is not for the faint hearted, this does not hold a happy ending, this will chew you up and spit you out.
As OWLS says: “This is not for the faint hearted, this does not hold a happy ending, this will chew you up and spit you out.”
Opening up with a classic trance sound, it phases into a pulsing bass before the 707 arrives to knock you. Vicious synth stabs keep coming as OWLS builds his reputation as a darkwave specialist and provides another fine example of his ability to weld the worlds of techno and punk together.
The video, shot between Counties Longford and Roscommon, features scenes of brutalism, gothic architecture.
OWLS fosters a brood of darkened songs, nestled in between eskers, in amongst the bogs and drumlins. Songs for the night, for the moon and its shadows, inspired by the sounds of postpunk, techno, ebm and synthwave.
Photo courtesy of Blowtorch