The Unkindness of Ravens are the hardest working underground electro-rock duo on the scene. After two prolific years of releases, videos and live shows Nina Wagner (vox) and Ben Raine (bass & vox) are ready to release their next single Last Call For The River, taken from their forthcoming debut album Virus.
The band have previously been compared to The Kills, which is not bad at all, but the pair have taken their sound further than the usual indie electro clash vibe of their peers, transcending all genres - electro, rock and indie.
Last Call For The River, features their signature sound of hypnotic, pumping beats supported by Ben’s cacophonous bass lines and Nina’s sexy, sultry vocals.
As Nina seductively calls 'I was made this way', it feels as though they’ve trapped you in their melodic web, with no escape, and after this intense 3-minutes is over, you’ll be left wanting to hear more..
These last few years have seen Nina and Ben release a slew of singles - Dead Air and White Road culminated with the band’s first EP relase in 2010, I Used To Be So Pretty. Excellent reviews and coverage followed from magazines like Rock Sound to Artrocker and an array of features online on Clash, NYLON and The 405.
In 2011, the pair focussed on playing shows around Europe, particularly Berlin, where they now sometimes base themselves to write and record. Just before the end of last year, they released the double a-side single Virus | Viper, the video for which appeared on NME.com amongst an array of other online hubs.
In fact, the band have become known for their unique style when it comes to their videos with the visuals for Virus being hailed by the band as 'a cross between Blade Runner and Black Swan'.
The Unkindness of Ravens are one of the UK’s most exciting underground prospects. Last Call For The River will be released on March 5th 2012 on Sonic Fire Records, with their debut album set to drop in May 2012. The the future looks exciting indeed for The Unkindness of Ravens.