London based six-piece Dead Social Club are an electronic indie outfit I have recently become a fan of. Since their formation in 2009 they have enjoyed a good start with radio plays on BBC6 Music and supporting the likes of The Foals and Bloc Party. They regularly gig in and around London and last week played for NME in Camden.
The band have a strong 80’s influence and at times are reminiscent of Depeche Mode and The Cure but with a modern approach. Their songs are very well structured and they are masters of the breakdown. The middle of their track “Stockholm” builds so perfectly it creates a genuine excitement within me. I find myself willing the chorus to kick back in but also wishing to be teased for longer by the breakdown.
They combine drums with a disco feel to them, keys and funky bass. The vocals are compelling. Out of all their singles “Stockholm” impressed me the most. The chorus is particularly uplifting and memorable.
Dead Social Club are currently in the studio with The Animal Farm label recording the single “Sunlight” due for release in June. About the need to leave your home town “Sunlight” will follow on from previous releases “Stockholm” and the E.P. “Syrian Kisses” both available on iTunes.
Check out Stockholm here: