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Horse Party – “Out Of Sight”

3 Jan

Horse Party

The New Year may only be three days old but Suffolk based Alphabet Bands favourites Horse Party aren’t giving it a chance to get settled in its comfy chair and feel all relaxed and chilled out. No, instead they have gone in full bore, grabbed it by the lapels and given it a good old shake while hollering ‘we don’t care how hung-over you are, it’s time to rock!’

Released physically on 23 February, double A side single “Out Of Sight” / “Receiver” was posted online yesterday evening and is more frenetic than any of the newly resolved joggers we’ve seen huffing past our window recently. “Receiver” has that kind of Therapy?-esque vibrancy and frenzy about it while “Out Of Sight” (which you can stream below) just kind of sidles up to you, all low guitar, drums and quiet menace. Then the chorus kicks in and the ante is upped. This isn’t a casual conversation, this is an attitude fuelled, in your face, blast of angular noise. Riffs get grindy, rhythms get crashy and vocals get sneery.

It’s a fantastic, ragged detonation of indie-rock, poor 2015 never stood a chance.

”Out Of Sight” / “Receiver” is due for release on limited edition vinyl via R*E*P*E*A*T Records / Pure Deadly on 23 February. You can pre-order the single here and get an immediate download of both tracks. This will be the only way you can get a download of the song, it will not be released on any other digital platform.

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Listen: U.V. – “Receiver”

30 Jan


Juxtaposing airy wraithlike vocals and stark, mechanical synths and brooding electronica, Manchester duo U.V. have struck a smoky, foreboding kind of gold with their latest track, “Receiver”. Having apparently spent some time outside the UK for a while, hanging in Berlin no less, the pair of Zandra Klievens and Jonjo Feather has returned with something quite spectacular.

It feels like survival of an atomic relationship that has detonated, the nuclear fallout reaching far and wide leaving desolation in its wake. The vocals are willow the wisp floaty and almost reserved or shy. Like your breath on a cold morning, they are soft and elusive, dissipating gently over the increasingly urgent and bleak melody. The sky is black and red as a lone figure picks her way through the destruction and rubble. The building blocks of the relationship lay in ruin, seemingly solid foundations shattered like glass as this shared world came crashing down. The dystopian and post apocalyptic sounds grow ever powerful and the elegant and hypnotic synth lines become more prominent until “Receiver” builds to its culmination and the dark industrial portent of a coming Skynet rises to take over.

”Receiver” is available to buy on iTunes or on limited edition cassette tape with a free download.

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