Tuesday, 20 September 2011
The Echo Vamper are a Danish new-wave / rock & roll duo who came to my attention through their latest release "Lover", the single combines the alluring vocal of Iza Mortag Freund with a Rolling Stones style guitar riff, hard-hitting drum machine and synth beats. Freund's vocals steal the show, her energetic banshee-like screams exude a real fuck-you attitude, "Lover" is basically one cool, dance-floor ready hit.
The first thing that popped into my head when I listened to the demo of "Fashionable Girls Are Better Than Us" was early Adam & The Ants, probably due to a combination of things; the tongue in cheek song-title, the vibrant bursts of raw energy and sexual power, the fuzzed-up off beat rhythums and the analog recording methods giving it a definite vintage sound. Whatever it reminds you of, I think it's rather excellent.
"Lover" came out today on iTunes - their debut EP entitled ''It's The Echo Vamper' is due next month. Watch the video below:
The Echo Vamper - Lover from THE ECHO VAMPER on Vimeo.