She Past Away are a Turkish duo who are making waves across the United States with their blend of bracing post-punk and marvellously grim new wave music.
‘Disko Anksiyete’ is just one example of what fans can expect to hear on their sell-out US tour.
With frontman Volkan Caner singing in Turkish, you’d think She Past Away might not have as wide an audience as they do; but their sound is immersive, hypnotic, and powerfully emotional, and at their concerts (and on their records, too)
Volkan Caner may sing in a language that most Americans won’t recognize, but the beautifully bleak tone needs no translator. Their sound is immersive, hypnotic, and powerfully emotional, and their concerts – as well as their records – captivate all who listen.
‘Disko Anksiyete’ is their latest single, and is a prime example of their spellbinding style.
Sequenced synthesizers pulse, machine drums icily keep time, and electric guitar paints the corners of the mix black. The video for ‘Disko Anksiyete’ as well, is grim and surreal.
She Past Away take to the stage at an underground nightclub. Immediately we become aware that something strange is about to happen. Just about everyone in the room is experiencing weird vibes, and it’s hard to know if it’s the music or something else that’s driving the young listeners toward brushes with their own mortalities.
We follow a pair of photographers as they travel to the show, getting more than they bargained for once they arrive. Like The Blair Witch Project, from time to time we see grainy footage taken from their perspective, suggestive of a beautiful, but deeply disturbing world.
You can find out more about She Past Away on their official website. Watch the video for ‘Disko Anksiyete’ here: