Thursday, 27 October 2011
A few days ago I said the UK is at the forefront of an 80's revival with at least a handful of acts channelling enormous, pop-noir soundscapes through dark, brooding synths and powerful vocals.
If that's the case then Scandinavia has been Queen of quirky, electro-dance / pop for many a year. Ever since The Knife burst onto the scene waves of our Nordic cousins have been combining afro-rhythmic drums, throbbing metallic beats and distorted vocals to stunning effects, no better than Karin herself with her Fever Ray project and more recently, Battlekat (who after seeing live on Tuesday night, I can confirm are the real deal - amazing) and iamamiwhoami (UK shows needed!), the latest off the conveyor belt could well be Sweden's IOOOIO (don't ask me how the hell you pronounce it!) and their first track, the wonderful "Adventure".
I'm not getting into a debate about the name right now instead I'll stick with the track, "Adventure", a quite stunning electronic track, a sci-fi dance pulse with smooth beats and a beautiful female vocals, I don't really have any information to share on the band, so for now just enjoy this track. Listen below and buy on iTunes then sit with the masses waiting for more.
IOOOIO - Adventure by IOOOIO
IOOOIO - Adventure from IOOO IO on Vimeo.