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The Sounds They Made

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"Such a lullaby of an album! Ultra barebones...Lovely, fragile and haunting." - Aquarius Records

"A pretty thick slice of calm ... so soft that it's fleeting ... very pretty, and the generous amounts of space in these songs lend themselves to contemplation, in which sense this is moving music." - LA Alternative Press

"Scarcely before has looking back felt so intense and pretty." - Music-Scan

"Her cracked, tearful vocal the perfect accompaniment to a melody so brittle that it stutters and teeters on the brink of collapse" - Leonard's Lair

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released October 17, 2003

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Empress Leeds, UK

Empress is originally from Leeds, in the north of England. On their early recordings, Empress was Nicola, Stewart and Matty. They used to be Boyracer; Nicola and Stewart both spent time in Hood. After some shows with the Pastels, Empress signed to Stephen Pastel's Geographic label, via Domino. Empress is now just Nicola (in Australia) and Chris (in Wales). ... more

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