D U N B A R – Cary Grant – Single Review

The US indie-dance quartet, D U N B A R, revealed their début single Cary Grant on the 10th.

D U N B A R

D U N B A R

Sparkling guitars invite the listener on to the dance-floor while the off-beat percussion / bass combinations give Cary Grant a point of difference in a crowded marketplace, with an impeccable vocal rounding out the sound.

Longer stay readers can’t help to contemplate the short lived band Viola Beach (all of whose members died in a road accident while on a Scandinavia tour in February 2016) when listening to the music and similarly Cary Grant intimates of a band capable of creating music with a global reach and a band I look forward to hearing more from in short order.

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Tapestry – Dark Shade – Video

The Australian indie-dance quintet Tapestry are finalising the details for an EP set for release in early 2018.

Tapestry

Tapestry

An expansive vocal enables Tapestry to deliver a sound which soars through an impressive and extensive vocal range set against a mellowed back drop of breezy fretboards as the effervescent drum-kit sparks energy.

From the forthcoming EP Dark Shade.

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Moonwalker – Tunnel Vision – Single Review

The US indie-dance band Moonwalker released the single Tunnel Vision on the 28th.

Moonwalker

Moonwalker

Although only lasting for less than one hundred and sixty seconds by the time Tunnel Vision (available on bandcamp) disappears from the room the ambient temperature has already racked up to that of a warm summers day as the glowing, easy step, sounds flow through the room in combinations of inward spiraling guitar and synthetics set against a bouncing percussion which invites the listener to the dance-floor as the vocal flows between gruff throaty voice and finessed falsetto.

A song to bring out when dusk threatens to draw the heat away from the day.

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Willemsson – What If – Audio

Willemsson is a Belgian indie-dance project.

Willemsson

Willemsson

Finalising details for the release of an LP early in 2018, the first track to surface is What If.

Having taken a listen through the back catalogue which stretches back to the last decade, one particularly notice of difference is that previous material, which has typically drawn on and been reflective of early training in classical piano with emphasis on dramatic chord structures, What If – is of smoother flow and greater emphasis on beats. Whilst the texturing in the track attests of a musician able to compose complex material in this instance it is used to emphasise the percussion and bass rather than the dynamics of the song.

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Cologne – One Last Time – Audio

The US indie-dance quartet Cologne released their début EP New World yesterday.

Cologne

Cologne

An array of shimmering guitar lights up the room, while the underpinning synth gives the music a warming glow. The active rhythmic drum and bass guide the audience to the dance-floor with the sound completed by an expressive and unexpectedly tender vocal, affording their music a romantic disposition.

The penultimate of the five tracks on the EP (which is available on bandcamp) – One Last Time being my pick of the release.

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