It’s less than two weeks till Christmas and I’ve still not bought a single present. I should be stressing out and frantically searching for gifts for my nearest and dearest, but I’m not. Instead, I’m sat listening to Fallen, the latest track from south-London based six piece Hester – and Christmas shopping couldn’t be further from my mind.
Fallen is a gorgeous blend of soul and laid-back jazz, over which band members Ella Rimmer and Luke Bower share vocal duties in a style reminiscent of The xx. It’s a musical slice of summer and is the perfect antidote to all the Christmas themed music assaulting your ears in shopping centres up and down the country.
The band don’t have much music out right now, but with a debut EP due in February that will soon change. Until then, I can more than make do with ‘Fallen’.