All posts tagged synthpop

Girl Friend – Perfume

Ungoogleable names are the curse of the new music blogger, and finding information on the internet about a band called Girl Friend and their debut track Perfume is always going to be a tricky proposition… but after a little investigation (and recognition of the singer) it seems Manchester’s The Cold One Hundred have returned and re-invented themselves.

Releasing via YOU Records (previous material from BL_NK SP_C_S and Rose Elinor Dougall would indicate they are going to become more prominent in the next few months), Girl Friend are producing a sound similar in spirit to Liverpool’s Outfit, dreamy textures colliding with fluttering synths and woven together with Wild Beastian vocals. Perfume is at times unsettling but always strangely sensual and romantic: this is stylish and effortlessly crafted pop music.

Phill Young

Jupiter-C – More Than Human

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Jupiter-C are a brand new two piece, based in London but hailing from the north. So new, in fact, they’re yet to play a gig – however, something tells me that when they do, it’ll be a sight to see. The band is Ashiya Eastwood and David Kane, and their skillfully layered music comprises all manner of electronics and live instrumentation, beautifully topped off with sultry, breathy vocals. ‘More Than Human’ mixes synths, programmed beats and heavily distorted guitars that fuse together into a fuzzy dream, while ‘Birdsong’ is a frustratingly short showcase for Eastwood’s vocals with a wonderfully restrained ending.

Download their free EP ‘Baby is Three’ here:

http://jupiter-c.bandcamp.com/

Charlie Francis