The Townhouses | Diaspora (Feat. Guerre)
The Townhouses is the solo music project of Melbourne, Australia’s Leigh Hannah. He has released a second single, the title track from the album “Diaspora”, out through Yes Please on November 20. The first single, “Talk”, found Hannah grabbing some assistance from Giorgio Tuma. This time around, “Diaspora” is supported by the syrupy slick vocals of neo-soul wonder and label-mate Guerre. The song begins with the tinkling of bells, the low moan of strings, soulful vocal harmonics, and a sexy droning bass beat. It all comes to a beautiful head with the introduction of keyboard and a variety of bell pitches playing off each other. This is a lovelorn track. “Diaspora” is elegiac sounding and yet optimistic. Lonely and exquisite. It moves gracefully, with an artistry as pretty as a slow snow melt. It’s one of the prettiest track you’ll hear all year. You can stream and download all of The Townhouses’ previous releases at bandcamp. You can also follow The Townhouses on facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.