Saturday, 21 February 2015

New Irish Music - VANN MUSIC, 'Boy'





VANN MUSIC, 'Boy'


Info: VANN MUSIC are an electro-pop band from Dublin comprising of Aaron Smyth, Phil Costello, Rob Von Bergen & Ross Fortune. On the 6th of March they release their new E.P., Running, with their Irish tour kicking off the following night in The Button Factory. The new E.P. launch comes roughly a year after their debut four-track, Electro Shock Dreams, as well as a busy year of touring, add to that a previous appearance at Electric Picnic, and it's safe to say VANN MUSIC are no longer wet behind the ears.

Despite it's name, the beginning of 'Boy' really reminded me of Bono's vocals circa Achtung Baby and particularly 'Even Better Than The Real Thing' (the Perfecto remix that is) and had a hint of Wild Beasts about it too. There's also clear eighties influences underlying the track but it delivers exactly what it says on the tin, and more importantly it is a very listenable song, the type of synth-pop I'd like to hear more of on the radio, I might actually start listening to the radio again if that were the case! I also really liked their earlier effort (maybe a little bit more) from the previous E.P., 'Life In Real Time', you could easily dance to this tune and it is fizzing with infectious sounds, the chorus is simple but that's how you do it when you know what you're doing, decide for yourself (below)! 



VANN MUSIC, 'Life In Real Time'


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