Patience is the synth project from songwriter Roxanne Clifford that she started after the break up of her band Veronica Falls. Her recent single ‘Living Things Don’t Last’ is a ghostly electronic cut infused with Clifford’s haunting tone which is ladeled with the regret of the impermanence of life. It rustles with sinewy synths and guitars that recall early New Order and contemporaries like Molly Nilsson. It was written in London and recorded in LA with Todd Edwards – along with a video which you can watch above.
“When I rollerskate my mind goes somewhere else completely and I fall into a sort of trance like state of content. I wanted to conjure up this feeling in the visual which acts as a simple and hypnotic companion to the song. The footage was shot from a car window and shows me endlessly skating around Silver Lake Reservoir at dusk.”
Following her first long-sold-out 7” singles on Night School. ‘Dizzy Spells’ “serves as an intimate portrait of Clifford’s creative adventure, almost diaristic, conceived and recorded in her home studio, as well as with collaborators Todd Edwards (Daft Punk/Uk Garage fame), Lewis Cook (Free Love/Happy Meals) and engineer Misha Hering (Virginia Wing).
Thursday 13th June – Poetry Club, Glasgow
Tuesday 18th June – Moth Club, London (tickets)