Visions of Trees – Sometimes It Kills/No Flag

February 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’ve been a fan of Visions of Trees for quite a while now, so it’s nice to see things coming together for them as a band. My laptop is littered with various demos, instrumentals and remixes that have turned up on various blogs over the past year, but things are now becoming a bit more structured for the duo (namely Joni Juden and Sara Atalar). They are set for their first official UK release on February 7th, in the form of tracks ‘Sometimes It Kills’/’No Flag’ (released on Moshi Moshi). ‘Sometimes It Kills’ is my favourite of the two, although my love for ‘No Flag’ is somewhat boosted by the fact that they recently mixed it with TLC’s ‘No Scrubs’ (download below!). Watch the video for ‘Sometimes It Kills’ below, and pre-order the single here.

Sometimes It Kills by Visions of Trees

No Flag by Visions of Trees

NO FLAG v NO SCRUBS by Visions of Trees

TEETH

July 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Teeth (/TEETH!!!/T3ETH) are a trio from Dalston who recently blasted into my life, providing my ears with the sharp sound they’ve unconsciously been craving for the past few months. Their electro/punk/synth sounds have led to inevitable comparisons with Crystal Castles, and on first listening to ‘See Spaces’, it could be easy to see why. There are definitely similarities between the two, with female vocals layered over synths, but on ‘Time Changes’ it’s clear that Teeth are very much their own band. The track builds from a single repetitive beat, bursting into drums and echoed, aggressive vocals that rattle in your head, as synths moan and drums crash frenetically. A cacophony of sound that stays with you long after listening.

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