Young Glasgow based Italian-UK electro-pop duo Ophelia Lies – Eugenio Dubla and Thomas Brumby – formed late in 2018 and drop their third single, the lockdown inspired multi-lingual track, “Isolation” today (April 30th), along with a DIY video.
“Isolation” was written and produced in the midst of the Coronavirus lockdown, with the pair, isolated from one another at opposite ends of a quarantined city – trading verses, hooks, synth lines and languages to create a powerful and stirring anthem.
The track via Become One Music – follow-up to their summer 2019 single, “Shadow Of The Big Hand”, looks isolation in the eye, pondering its simultaneous terror and calm, as well as the strange clarity of this new reality.
The pair played their first gig in February 2019 and have since performed a Sofar Sounds gig, and shows around Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Middlesbrough and London – plus dates in Italy. Their vocal harmonies are getting them talked about.
Eugenio was born and raised in Puglia, Southern Italy, graduating in communication in Perugia before moving to Glasgow, where he is a professional videographer. He had his own studio back in Italy.
Thomas grew up in Newcastle, moving to Glasgow (where he built his own studio) to study Architecture at the Art School. He has lived in Vietnam and Egypt too.
The duo’s debut single, “Riverside” was released in April last year. They aim for a pop sound that is full of energy and “ear-worm melodies”, sharing the same musical influences such as Bowie, Gorillaz/Damon Albarn, Hot Chip and Foals.
We say……nice sound, modern take on 80s electro-pop, fresh talent, the use of two lead singers works nicely, lots of promise as they hone their chops with more live work and refining their writing and recording skills…..