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The Argus: Bitter Ruin

Bitter Ruin

From: Brighton

Influences: Kate Bush, Jeff Buckley, Regina Spektor, Paco De Lucia, Queen, Christina Aguilera and Fionn Regan.

Profile: Taking their aesthetic from the folk-gothic world, Bitter Ruin is based around the duo of Ben and Georgia.

Their songs are intricately plotted duets, mostly about love gone varying degrees of horribly wrong, building from intricate twinkling to choppy, percussive, stomping choruses or, as in this week's Download Trust, blisteringly fast call-and-response.

The pair's show features some brazen theatrics with Georgia throwing carnival shapes or the two perched about the stage belting lines out in each other's faces with an intensity verging on the frightening.

The pair already has one album under their belts, and is releasing its follow-up, We're Not Dancing, later this month.

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Here's Bitter Ruin performing their track Soldier live:

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