A hauntingly melancholic slice of electro-pop from Florida-based duo Priest has nabbed the top spot on this week’s NOISE BOX. It’s thanks to Madeline Priests dreamy vocals, production that harks back to the synth-filled haze of the late eighties and a vibe that makes us wish we were listening to the track on a Sony Walkman while strolling through the neon streets of Tokyo at 1am.
THE LANDING | THEN COMES THE WONDER
Instantly feeling reminiscent of what a Haim-esque track would sound with a male vocal on lead, Then Comes The Wonder delivers some cracking harmonies and brilliantly harnesses one of the most underused sounds in pop music today – handclaps. Yes we said it! People like The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Busta Rhymes…hell, even The Rembrandts have used them to great effect. It’s about time someone started a Twitter campaign. If Clarkson can get one…
TORO Y MOI | RUN BABY RUN
Next up is a song that is essentially what would have been thought up by the Beach Boys had they been asked to contribute to the soundtrack of Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s heartbreaking indie romance 500 Days of Summer. As you may have already realised, unlike the film’s titular character, that’s a fucking wonderful thing.
LUSTS | MOUTHWASH
So jam-packed full of influences, at different moments bringing to mind the likes of Echo & the Bunnymen. There’s even something inherent in track that’s vaguely reminiscent of a brash electro-pop track from Voodoo Child band Rogue Traders’ second album (It’s called 8th Wonder of the World, for the curious among you). However, we found ourselves getting lost in its hazy nineties sound, which packs an extra punch thanks to its sweet sun-kissed edge.
SPRING KING | CITY
Last but certainly not least on this week’s NOISE BOX is a track from UK indie band Spring Kings, who have unveiled City ahead of the release of their latest EP titled They’re Coming After You, which is due to make an appearance on April 20. What a beast this track is, get it on, turn it up and MOVE!