I tell you the moment this track caught me. It was at about the one minute mark, when a second, subtle layer of bass comes in over the top and the whole thing gets a propulsive turbo boost. It pops up again later, along with a tidy little synth solo and that was all the Metric-a-like I needed to post it up. Vuvultures are Harmony, Nicole, Paul and Matt, who formed up in London in 2011 and have recently played support for Eighties Matchbox B Line Disaster. They’ve got an album on the horizon and ‘Stay Still’ will be out as single sometime soon. You can catch them live if you’re in an about London:
31 Jan: Electrowerkz w/TRUST
12 March: Lexington w/Lola Colt, Ballet School and DJ’s
Vuvuvultures – Stay Still
Don’t know a whole lot about Dombrance, apart from he’s French, a producer and a ‘dark horse’. He’s also got two tunes out on separate Kitsune compilations, which is what drew me to him in the first place.
First track ‘The Witch’ is included on Gildas’s new collection Kitsune Club Night #3 and features vocals by Parisians Sourya. It’s got a very Hot Chip feel to it and the fella with the black face in the video is, I believe, Dombrance.
Secondly we have Les Rhythm Digitales sampling ‘Donna’ which makes an appearance on the third instalment of Kitsune Parisien. The video weirdly features the entire catalogue of my dance moves. Check ’em.
PYYRAMIDS are Drea Smith, of He Say/She Say and Tim Nordwind from OK Go. The music they make is strangely schizophrenic, on one side all moody and dangerous, the other infectiously catchy, poppy as hell. Smith has a sultry, languid vocal style that suggests that the tales of failed, unreachable, love are beyond her control. Life just works this way, you know?
The band will be previewing the album at SXSW, following up with US and UK dates. Brightest Darkest Day is released through Paracadute on April 15th. Have a listen to the three track album preview below