Track Of The Day – The Bambi Kills – Headlights


The Bambi Kills Headlights

Melbourne based duo The Bambi Kills debut single is a gloriously hypnotic, seductive cinematic slice of electro grunge noir.  It’s the new musical project of Australian sisters Vanessa and Elly Velinsky who have both previously featured on the VPME in different musical guises in the past. Vanessa featured as lead singer and guitarist with hotly tipped grunge rockers Valentine HERE and Elly as one part of explosive duo Mannequin Death Squad  (HERE)  Both sisters have regularly demonstrated that they possess a fine ear for melody and are masters at crafting explosive crunching grunge pop that fizzed with energy and attitude. Together as The Bambi Kills, the guitars may have been toned slightly down in favour of electronic flourishes and soaring melody, but there’s still an air of menace and grungy undercurrent beneath their majestic unnerving debut.

‘Headlights’ may be rather more restrained in terms of volume than Vanessa or Elly’s previous work but this is a masterful example of throbbing sensual sophisticated electro grunge, Trent Reznor probably wishes he’d written it.  They apparently already have an album’s worth of songs and are currently in the process of recording them. The track arrives with a spooky as fuck video, which is a disturbing  Tobe Hooper meets Kubrick kind of affair.

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The Bambi Kills Headlights

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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