NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: N-A-I-V-E-S
A multi-coloured audio explosion of electronica and catchy melodies, perfect summer synth pop.
SUBBA CULTCHA SAYS: "Described on their own band page as 'Ethnic, Electronic, Rain Forrest' this Anglo/French trio (Jamie, Lapo & Marc) based in East London formed in late 2012 and have just released their first single
W.I.G.O this month. Apart from having an obviously thing for capital letters and acronyms, N-A-I-V-E-S also have a thing for creating bright and colourful music. Their single
(When I Grow Old) is bouncy, trippy (think Vampire Weekend on acid) layered synth pop dream (albeit a surreal dream). Their tropical drum beats and sunny harmonies evoke summer festival vibes and listening to it is the equivalent of audio Prozac. Tipped as somewhere between Phoenix and Prince, their sound is at times, very French but also has that electro English quirkiness found with the likes of Hot Chip and sadly now defunct Golden Silvers. Check out the track at the bottom of this article and keep your eyes out for our forthcoming interview with the band!"
The East London based trio have supported live Friendly Fires, Mystery Jets, Goldie, Is Tropical, Icona Pop, We Have Band, Slow Magic & Tesla Boy). Their first single
W.I.G.O is out now on Conflict of Interests/Lottarox Records. They are on tour in April and play The Shacklewell Arms, London with Reptile Youth on 4th April. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/users/14403778" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&visual=true" width="100%" height="450" iframe="true" /]