Overcoats Grapple With A 'Nighttime Hunger'
Materializing out of the internet's musical ether last year in a swirl of haunting, heart-weary emotion and spectral, poignant harmony, New York duo Overcoats made an immediate impression with the dreamy melancholy of their arresting sound. Arriving at the intersection of folk, electronica and soul, Hana Elion and JJ Mitchell conjured up a most intriguing blend of beautifully complementary voices, minimal instrumentation and maturely observed lyricism that at once enchanted with an honesty, sensitivity and vulnerability all its own, as witnessed by their self-titled EP.
Quickly picking up a following, the duo went on to to perform in the U.K. and Ireland - including appearing at the Longitude Festival alongside the likes of James Blake, Hozier and Ibeyi - and have also graced the stage at renowned New York venues such as Rockwood, Pianos and Mercury Lounge. Ahead of performing at this years SXSW, Overcoats are now back with new track, 'Nighttime Hunger'; over a humming synth and knocking, percussive pulse, the ethereal fragility of their hand'n'glove harmonizing entwines in somber realization as the duo traverse the ghostly margins of the heart and mind where fears, hopes and insecurities all churn in a nebulous tumble.