Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Dustland - Horizon: A fireball in your candyfloss
I love it when a tip pans out. It's always so embarrassing if someone is all 'This is awesome' and you have to tell them they're a dumbass. Happily this is not the case with a link sent to us by Nathan Yates.
The resultant video – Dustland's Horizon - was enough to awaken me from my lethargy and get me all excited about the music industry again.
Except for begging to be compared to The Killers by choice of band name, I can't find fault with this Liverpudlian trio. And since they beg, I shall compare.
Their look is streamlined and pulled together. But unlike Brandon Flowers (who just comes off as a pretentious doos), in Dustland it's believable, even effortless.
The single, Horizon, hits you like Hot Fuss. You can't help but sit up and take notice. Unlike Hot Fuss, Horizon has a darker edge and seems sustainable.
While there's a little keyboard action, it's not overly electro and rather puts one in mind of Depeche Mode.
Lead vocalist Adam Bray's voice is rich, full and rounded. You could bath in that voice if you were that way inclined. The whole lot comes together beautifully and I cannot wait to hear more from them.
Check out the video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xK4BKq7nYg
For more on Dustland visit www.dustland.co.uk or find them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/Dustland?sk=wall#!/Dustland?sk=info