Cardiff’s own creative duo The Debutantes have just released their brand new single and video (If Paradise is) Half As Nice. We caught an interview with the band, to find out more about their journey so far, their thoughts on the scene, and their hopes for the future. Here’s how it went. * * * … Continued
A master of sound design, composition and songwriting alike, Hideotronic is up there with the best of them – the creative producers, the artists, the writers with something authentic to say; and refreshing ways of saying it.
The beautiful, glistening and clean production creates the perfect backdrop for the narrative, and some smart decisions around the mix and vocal capture, double-tracking and reverbs all compliment City Lights. Long may we bask in them, when they sound this lush and opulent.
There is a certain cool to Iggy Mayerov’s vocals (which are a little similar to Ladyhawke at times, but without being over-produced) and she seems in control of her image and her delivery here. Silence is intricate and complex, and I’ll be looking for future output with genuine interest.
It’s a fresh sounding track that delivers on every level: sonically interesting, beautifully and sensitively sung and with a great arrangement and panache that’s bordering on being embarrassingly confident!
Featuring the unique vocal talents of Miki, Behold The Hunted is stunning, a sensational new release with a musical prowess and blissful intensity that seems light-years ahead of anything prior.
In a strange way, the 80s style takes something of a back-seat as the songwriting and the general mood overwhelm. For all of these reasons, Android really leaves its mark.
Charles Ryan Davis steps back up to the stage with his uniquely expressive leading voice, and a series of structurally complex, theatrical compositions, that completely embrace listeners; allowing for a fully entrancing hit of escapism throughout a short but satisfying playlist.
The vocal adds just enough to capture the hearts of pop fans, and the rest weaves its originality and its instrumental web around listeners for that alternative, dance-inspired edge.
Reminiscent of the likes of Steal My Sunshine, but with a more dreamlike, glossy, shoe-gaze kind of finish – The Reset Era emerges as a video and single set to captivate and compel audiences in a brilliantly unexpected, creative manner.
Grown up pop with an electro heart, driving rhythm and enough raw emotional connection to melt the most cynical of hearts, Lithium is impressive indeed.
Really beautiful work, an easy project to lose yourself in for an hour or so. The details and the underlying intentions unite flawlessly.