Written by: Jen Dan
No Fire in the Sand – What an image those words conjure up! It begs the question of whether this elemental fire was never actually there, or was present and consuming its fuel, only to be extinguished, leaving cold ash in its place?
The subject above takes on a pensive and transformative power on the new EP from Swiss music group Black Sea Dahu. This record consists of five very intense, but reflective songs about the absence of love.
An unfolding maturity can be found in their sound, which began on last year’s debut album, White Creatures and is more pronounced on No Fire in the Sand.
Yet the EP’s songs were taken from the same session as those that ended up on the album. One would think the metamorphosis has occurred due to the band, fronted by Janine Cathrein, having an intense touring schedule – a new maturity forged in the fire of live performances.
This more seasoned feeling that can be perceived on the EP, however, is actually created by the thoughtful selection and sequencing of these two releases. No Fire in the Sand is the perfect follow up to White Creatures and it’s the ideal portal to an evening of deep introspection.
Oct 17 2019 – FR, Paris, Mama Festival
Nov 28 2019 – FR, Limoges, El Doggo
Nov 30 2019 – UK, Faversham, The Hot Tin
Dec 01 2019 – UK, Newcastle, Bobiks
Dec 03 2019 – UK, London, The Grace
Dec 04 2019 – UK, Manchester, The Castle Hotel
Dec 06 2019 – BE, Eupen, Schlachthof
Jan 16 2020 – NL, Amsterdam, Paradiso
Jan 17 2020 – NL, Groningen, Eurosonic Festival
Find out more about Black Sea Dahu