Home’, the debut EP of Bristol-based three-piece Lessens. Released on all digital platforms 5th February 2022. Discover ‘Is Where The Harm Is’ the 11th March in Formula Indie
Home. It’s a concept that musters different feelings for different people. Home can be both refuge and trauma. Pleasure and pain. Love and hate. Sometimes the most important person in your life feels like home. (That’s why it hurts when they leave.) Our emotional biases and sense of self. They are relics of a home left behind. Home is a place, at least a concept, that shapes every one of us, one way or another. And yet it’s a concept that is so uniquely personal. This EP is both celebration and commiseration. Home.
As for its makers? Lessens. The clue is in the name. Loud is made louder by quiet. Quiet is made quieter by loud. Give melody space. Not every gap is a gap to be filled. But Lessens, a three-piece since 2019, are inspired not just
by sonic reduction, but by spiritual reduction too. Because occasionally there is joy to be found in sadness. And if not joy then peace. Maybe going towards those things that lessen your spirit is a way to move beyond them.