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.