Bang Gang aka Bardi Johannsson‘s new single ‘Silent Bite’ delivers a shimmering driving slice of dramatic pop gaze. It also features one of our fave singers guesting on vocals in the shape of Helen Marnie (of Ladytron fame).

It’s something of a masterstroke to get Helen involved because in our view she could sing the contents of the telephone directory and bring to it, a sense of drama, and a depth of emotional intelligence that few can muster appreciating that egregious caterwauling is not the way to convey emotion. Obviously her singing a killer pop song is even better and that’s exactly what ‘Silent Bite’ is. It’s from  Bang Gang’s forthcoming album ‘The Wolves Are Whispering’ which as well as featuring Helen also features guest vocalists on nine songs, including Keren Ann, Jofridur Akadottir (Samaris, Pascal Pinon) & Bloodgroup.


Photo by Jorge Valenzuela

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 song. Interesting trivia: Bardi Johannsson also co-produced Marnie’s amazing debut album, Crystal World.

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