Strangers are a band who have probably reconciled themselves to the fact that they will oft be compared to dark synth overlords Depeche Mode. This of course is no bad thing (unless you’re one of those snore inducing intellectual giants who class every comparison as ‘lazy’) because the influence of ‘the Mode’ is apparent on this heartfelt slice of electro pop. There’s the dark throbbing synth beats, the huge rousing ‘fist in the air’ chorus and the sense of striving for something that remains elusively just out of reach. This track is actually the B-Side to their recent single ‘Something New’ and features the rather splendid vocal talents of Ellie Fletcher (a.k.a KYIKI.) It is of course far too good to be considered a B-side; hence it’s Track of the Day status. A fabulous tune from a collective who seem to raise the bar with every release.
ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the VPME.com. 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.