Rachel Davies, dark-minded frontwoman for British gothic trio Esben and the Witch, doesn’t have rose-colored ruminations when she’s traveling from concert to concert.
“You spend a lot of time thinking about things, a lot of time just looking out van windows and questioning yourself,” says the singer, who appears today with her band in The City, playing songs from “Wash the Sins Not Only the Face,” their second CD. Read More
Goth rockers are apt to experience déja vu with a spooky new trio from Brighton, England called Esben and the Witch.
The group — which took its moniker from a creepy fairy tale, in which an evil crone is repeatedly outfoxed by a sly child — has bowed in with “Violet Cries,” a debut that combines the ethereal Cocteau-Twins-ish guitar/keyboard textures of Daniel Copeman and Thomas Fisher with Rachel Davies’ otherworldly, Siouxsie-Sioux-evocative vocals. Read More