Mistress, a single released by Azure in 2018

Azure are an idiosyncratic fusion of contemporary and classic progressive music. With a strong focus on narrative songwriting and intricate melodic and harmonic composition, Azure's music is starting to garner cult following of fans worldwide.

Azure was founded in Brighton, UK by Chris Sampson and Galen Stapley, where they recorded their first album, Wish For Spring, an eclectic and colourful debut, independently released in 2017. This was followed in 2018 with their one-song epic Redtail, released as an EP, exploring themes of miscommunication and ostracisation through the eyes of an ill-fated soothsayer. After some time focused on other projects, Azure returned with an intense standalone single in 2021, Mistress which was their breakout from obscurity, into the wider progressive consciousness. This was followed by their 2021 full-length sophomore release: Of Brine And Angel's Beaks, a critically applauded rumination on rebirth. The band was voted PROG Magazine's Best Unsigned band in the 2021 reader's poll.

With a vibrant live show, the band gigged and toured this new material in the UK and Euroblast Festival in Germany, while also releasing another standalone single in 2022, Spark Madrigal, a frequently bitonal, energetic, and surprisingly catchy 84-chord showcase of the band's disregard for convention.

Azure is currently working on their third full-length album, which is shaping up to be their most ambitious release to date.


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