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REVIEW: "splendour," the newest single from danish brothers, communions


The scene from which Communions was born is known for having nurtured many industrial and post-punk projects, lending a hand in how "Splendour" came to be, no doubt. This release marks the beginning of something new for Mads and Martin Rehof - former members Jacob van Deurs Formann (guitar) and Frederik Lind Köppen (drums) have departed the outfit (though still featuring on this track and other future releases) - and they're using this time to put their brotherly musical connection at their forefront. Having already received praise from the likes of Dork and Line of Best Fit, it seems, to me, that this single will relaunch Mads and Martin Rehof into the scene as an unmissable act.


On this new release, Martin Rehof says, “Splendour is about a sickly, unattainable love. One which possesses a destructive power. I wouldn’t say that it’s necessarily about a specific person. Rather, in a less concrete sense, it’s about the oppressive power that certain things in life can have over you.” The lyrics do an incredible job of painting a very tangible picture of a very abstract concept - and I think that the eery wistfulness of the composition plays a huge part in that, as well.


"Splendour" marks a new era for the band, and their future looks to be indubitably bright - with this release, they've also announced their signing to Copenhagen hometown label Tambourhinoceros. Communions are incredibly talented and deserve to be at the top of everyone's ones to watch lists. They can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. The new single can be streamed wherever you listen to music!

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