Ursa Minor‘, the latest, brooding release from Fassine carries an almost regal charm. The track itself is a delectable mix of orchestral strings atop meticulous production. The result is a sound that’s far from cluttered; more a welcomely avant-garde take on a genre that sees so many ideas stolen.

Keeping things original and self-assured, the song carries both a sombre undertone and dizzying highs, with listeners captivated by singer Sarah Palmer‘s swelling vocals. As an ode to Bowie‘s passing, the band see his Berlin-era minimalism as a key influence in their music. Their previous album Dialectik saw support from notable publications such as Q, The 405, The Guardian and BBC 6 Music, and their latest material shows no sign of slowing this momentum for their already-polished sound.