Track Of The Day – Her Royal Harness – ‘Unseen’


Her Royal Harness are an Anglo-Norwegian duo who are breathing fresh life into pop music.  They are proof positive that if you approach it from a different angle, with intelligence, passion and integrity it doesn’t have to be formulaic vacuum packed homogeneous guff.  Consisting of Norwegian singer songwriter Helene Jaeger and producer and instrumentalist Dylan Long the duo believe that pop music, still has the power to “move people, to make something that emotionally, even physically makes you react.”

Their début album “The Hunting Room” is a stunning piece of work, residing somewhere between the skittering, jolting post punk rhythms of Lykke Li, the pristine pop of Chrvches and the elegiac, dark baroque symphonic electro of Zola Jesus.  Today’s track of the day ‘Unseen’ is the perfect introduction to Her Royal Harness‘ music, a strident electro pop behemoth full of jabbing, pulsing electronic flourishes, towering vocals and tribal drumming.  It may be ‘Unseen’ but it definitely needs to be heard, as does the album which is released on 24th June and is one that really should be on every discerning music fans ‘must buy’ shopping list.

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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.

Discussion1 Comment

  1. Love this! Her voice is beautiful and the whole sound is refreshingly different. Can’t understand why they’re not more popular! Norway’s best-kept secret…

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