Meet Mosa Wild, a thrilling new four-piece from the Garden of England who have unleashed one of the most fully-formed debut singles in recent memory.
The spine-tingling ‘Smoke’ is utterly majestic throughout and will undoubtedly draw a string of comparisons to The National due to frontman Jim Rubaduka’s contemplative and dolorous baritone that sounds like it was recorded in the dead of night. Like Matt Berninger & Co, the Kent quartet conjure a beautifully intense atmosphere too, filling the backdrop with ethereal guitars and haunting keys that recall Bon Iver circa ‘For Emma, Forever Ago’.
There are also shades of The Maccabees‘ third album ‘Given to the Wild’ in the track’s gripping and grandiose conclusion, where it climbs from subdued Springsteen territory to an epic crescendo of noisy six-string and rousing gang harmonies. Mosa Wild have arrived.