Track Of The Day – Feathers – ‘Dark Matter’


When blogs and zines, who spend much of their waking hours listening to and writing about new music, offer their hopes and tips at the end of the year, they are often attempting to form an opinion based on just one or two tunes. Obviously part of being a new music blog is trying to spot potential and sharing it with the world. We aren’t always right, but we are totally convinced that Austin based Feathers are the real deal.  True, when we mentioned them in  our “Tips for 2013” it was based purely on the evidence of two songs ‘Land Of The Innocent’ (which will be released as their début single around March 4th) and ‘Soft’ but hey, what fucking AMAZING tunes they are ! We knew straight away there was something very special going on over at Feathers HQ. ( Read more about them HERE)   

To our delight a new tune entitled ‘Dark Matter’ has quietly appeared online and “Hallelujah!” praise the music gods on high because it fully justifies our faith in Feathers! (Like we had any doubt!)  It throbs and undulates with the sort of subtle electro pulses and driving beats that conjure up Depeche Mode whilst the celestial seductive vocal harmonies weave their hypnotic magic on the listener.  It’s breathtakingly beautiful and is quite simply 50 shades of A.W.E.S.O.M.E. – We love it,  Feathers are without a doubt, the bomb, so why not let them explode in your ears this year and let’s get them over to the UK and adopt them.  Their album ‘If All Now Here’ is released on 15th April.

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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.

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