It’s been nice to see a raft of big hitters putting their weight behind Esben and the Witch for this year - including BBC Sound of 2011. The album ‘Violet Cries’ is out very soon and is by all accounts quite something. It should go someway towards filling their big potential and we can’t wait to see the band just over a week after the album drops. It’s always a favourite time to see a band (especially with a debut album). There’s a hunger and passion in live shows around album releases that generates real excitement.