A few months ago, a Turkish band called She Past Away was brought to my attention.
There was the video of a song titled “Kasvetli Kutlama” that was shared between friends followed by the note: “Listen to them closely – it’s a band from Turkey!!!”.
She Past Away is the duo Volkan Caner (vocals and guitars) and Idris Akbulut (bass) and were formed in Bursa – Turkey in 2006.
Their first digital EP was released in 2010 under the title “Kasvetli Kutlama“.
Their debut digital album “Belirdi Gece“, released in 2012, finds the Turkish duo in great form and mood.
Not only is their sound unique, but also they sing in Turkish, which makes them sound strange and exotic.
“Belirdi Gece” consists of 10 easy to dance, 80’s dark wave/post punk tracks. Their influences range from Clan of Xymox and Frozen Autumn to Joy Division.
Great soundscapes and the usage of a retro drum machine can easily place this album in the catalogue of the best releases for the year 2013…
During last February, the album was released on a limited vinyl edition (500 copies) through Fabrika Records.- Greece.
Your can place your order for this vinyl edition HERE
She Past Away toured Germany during May 2013.