Scandinavia has an impressive track record of bands treading a clever line between dance and pop. Danish four-piece WHEN SAINTS GO MACHINE – are the latest. Their new mini album is an avant-garde pop gem that sounds like Fever Ray meets ‘Missing’ by Everything But The Girl. Lead track ‘Fail Forever’ pitches lyrics that ache with existential angst against a gorgeous backdrop of electronics and mournful cellos. It sounds like a cooler Empire Of The Sun.
London quintet Duologue have already earned a word-of-mouth in the underground scene, thanks to their unique sound in between grungy guitar power chords, traditional blues solos and the most avant-guarde dubstep.
They’ve only released a self-titled EP so far, but the single “Get While You Can” (free download from their webiste http://www.duologuemusic.co.uk/) shows off their ability to catch both indie kids and ravers of the city.