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Monday, 2 May 2011

Track Of The Week: H Bird – Violet

I do love it when someone contacts me out of the blue with a music suggestion that presses all of the right buttons. Following on from my Pris coverage H Bird got in contact and mentioned that I might enjoy their stuff. Well, y'know what? - I do.

Completely different to the aforementioned but staying true to the core pop ideals that we jointly hold, H Bird take a dollop of influence from '90s pop legends such as Saint Etienne, Dubstar and Pulp and.... well I'll tell you more about that later in the week when a review of their album Operation: Fascination goes up.

Now, this Track of the Week is the opener from said album and captures their brilliant electronic pop appeal in a nutshell. Disco guitar jabs, rolling synthetic basslines and an ice cool vocal all mix together with a proper chorus to create a piece of perfect pocket sized pop. Frankly it's amazing that H Bird haven't come our way before now, or broken out towards a huge audience. This will make you want to dance under mirrorballs and sing into your hairbrush. Even if you're a guy. What more is there to say?

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