Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Submithub Roundup, Vol. 7.5

I've been real busy as of late, so I kinda forgot about the submithub side of things. Which means that the selection box which is normally overflowing isn't. I don't mind though, there's still things to pick from, and it's a nice change of pace to not have the pressure of multiple pages of submissions if only for a while. Now onto the selections, as you all well know by now I normally take the tags with a grain of salt, doubly so when they namedrop artists directly but this one may just make me rethink that policy, the Little Dragon comparison in the tags proving surprisingly apt, definitely hearing Yukimi Nagano's influence here on the vocal side of things.

It's not long before my eyebrow's raised again though, needless to say I don't think the tags fit this one but I digress, as we all know it's difficult to define sounds at the best of time, more so when it's your own. Anyway, onto the song itself, the electro influence is definitely there, but for the most part it feels like a much more intense version of electroclash. I didn't realise how much more until I went looking at my other electroclash stuff for comparison actually. Certainly evokes elements of it throughout, specifically the Punky, vulgar side as made famous by Peaches, just with a more electronic slant. I do feel like there's a lot for 'em to gain by looking at ADULT., Peaches, Mount Sims and the like. As we all know that's one of my weaknesses so enjoy.

And something a little jazzy to finish off, which combined with Stef Williamson's delivery on the tune leaves me reminded of the guest parts by Sarah Winton on Nightmares On Wax's Carboot Soul. And that gorgeous breakdown in the middle could be straight from one of Mr. Scruff's samples. I'd certainly like to see them tackle something more in that trip-hop vein but what they got going on now is perfectly alright too, and certainly a breath of fresh air amongst other synth-based indie pop stuff.

-Claude Van Foxbat

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