Isleof Wight wonders Champs secure their transition from the Simon and Garfunkelesque harmonies of first album ‘Down Like Gold’ to the introspective electronic sounds championed in sophomore effort ‘Vamala’ thanks to the album’s hauntingly beautiful title track. Sounding like a melancholic Hot Chip, emphasis is placed on simple, earworm melodies and evocative lyrics sung with an effortless grace. A magestic refrain and strong beat give further power to the lyrics and an enticing edge to the delicate strain. Potent, up-lifting and heart warming the brothers once again manage to seamslessly seduce with their ever-developing sound.
‘Vamala’ is out now
April 23rd Oslo Hackney