Estel: Running With Scissors

Hey music junkie! First time here? Click over to and get all of our content (tons of music) delivered for free. Enjoy your time here, and keep it loud!

From their depressingly (yet delightfully tongue-in-cheek)-titled album My dreams are like rabbits, they built a tunnel, fell onto the pavement and died, this is Estel with ‘Running With Scissors’.

EstelDark, foreboding and a minor epic at just under 7 minutes long, today’s track from Dublin alternative rockers Estel will be just the thing to cast a wicked, slow-building shadow over your midweek slump. Entangled in a web of prog, instrumental post-rock and alternative, ‘Running With Scissors’ builds from a slow, grinding beginning up to an energetic flurry of fuzzed guitar and piano embellishments before collapsing in on itself for a slow grooving middle section, only to step it back into gear for the remaining few minutes in a furious mix of those crunching guitars and frantic Hammond organ. Its frenetic energy, changing pace and deliciously dark undertones will have you headbanging at your desk in no time. [Sarah Morrison]

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

Download | Subscribe | Subscribe in iTunes | Subscribe to All


IODA Links