Track Of The Day – Agent Blå Hindsight

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Agent Blå Hindsight

Gothenburg band Agent Blå  (Agent Blue) formed when they were teenagers and apparently were promptly signed after their first ever gig . They return with a stunning new EP ‘Medium Rare’ via the always ace Luxury Records. It’s their first new material since their superb self-titled debut album and shows the band’s continuing maturity and development.

With, erm … hindsight, we could have picked any track from the EP as our track of the day as each one shimmers with an iridescent beauty, but we went for ‘Hindsight’  as it’s a perfect introduction, for the uninitiated to the band’s oeuvre, which they have described as ‘death pop.’  But don’t let the band’s own description put you off because their music isn’t, in reality, doom-laden funeral pop and you aren’t about to embark on a harrowing journey through a valley of tears. Yes, it can certainly have a wistful melancholic edge, but their music never comes across as self-indulgent navel-gazing or wallowing in misery for its own sake, this is thoughtful intelligent emotionally engaging indie pop.   Agent Blå fashion a sound that is heartfelt, passionate evocative and provides consolation rather than desolation. It offers solace and proves that hope and beauty can rise from the darkest of places and as such time spent with Agent Blå is often a gloriously uplifting experience

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Andy Von Pip

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.

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