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Holding Your Breath And Making A Wish: Equinox’s It’s Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin

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Equinox’s It’s Hard To Be Happy When Your Head Is Full Of Sin is a brilliant blend of spoken word and lush soundscapes that creep into your skin and fill the senses with desire, longing, sorrow and heartache.

A blend of streetwise poetry and industrial meditations, the Manchester-based Equinox’s work is filled with darkness, romance and aching beauty.

Set against whirling synths, electro loops and dark, feral backbeats, this is an album that’s as textured musically as it is lyrically.

Featuring a winning roster of musical guests like Ashley Reaks, Radio Europa, Feral Five and Vince Clarke, the album is rich with feeling and visual stimulation; like capturing air in your lungs, holding your breath and making a wish.


The 14-track album is packed with emotion–from the first whisper of “Help Me Please” (feat. Ashley Reaks) to the very last note of “Belief” (feat. Will Harris) this is a collection of poetry brimming with collaborative energy.

Carrying the multi-layered complexities found in the likes of This Mortal Coil, Lykke Li and Wings of Desire, the dark, honest and powerful voice of Equinox is not only creative, it’s hauntingly beautiful and divinely courageous.

Music: f-sin


Twitter: @SoundsOfEquinox