Track Of The Day – Leigh de Vries – ‘Strange’


‘Strange’ is the compelling new tune from industrial shock rocker, Leigh de Vries.  With an image that has Alison Goldfrapp looking as dowdy as Peggy Mount at a jumble sale and a strangely hypnotic monotone vocal that contrives to make  Zola Jesus sound as upbeat as a young Britney Spears there’s certainly something of the zombie apocalypse about Ms De Vries.

With so many pop stars, looking as if  they’ve just stepped  from the pages of  the latest Next catalogue, rocking cuddly knitwear and misguided trousers it’s nice to see somebody really making every effort to impress, image wise.  We suspect Ms de Vries may be a little bit bonkers, we do hope so because safe and unchallenging has led to the rise of the “normals” and has begat the sort of insipid artistically unquestioning mindset that allows Take That not just to top the charts, which is bad enough, but to reform years later and fucking do it all over again again!  Edgy and slightly demented wins the day, every time!

‘Strange’ is set for release date in December with remixes planned by Jagz Kooner and Larry Tee.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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