House Of Dolls – Yellow Turns Grey

If St. Vincent and Amnesiac-era Radiohead got together in the studio, the end result would probably sound something like House Of Dolls – a duo comprising of Marie Celeste and Kit Lawrence from Christchurch, New Zealand.

Yellow Turns Grey is a winding, off-kilter track sparked by stark sounding beats, wiry, dissonant guitar riffs, chiming orchestration and murmured, disconnected vocals. Like a black and white rainbow, its paranoid funk conjures a distinctive Lynchian mood. A world of buzzing flies and blinking strip lights – hallucinations and cold sweats at three A.M. when your reflection’s your only friend. Like a facsimile of itself, its looping eccentricity is a large part of its appeal.

Paul Baird