ARC026: The Violets - Troubles Of Keneat
1. Troubles of Keneat
2. Feast on You
The Violets are a band capable of taking on many forms, and after the thrilling post-post-punk triumphance of last release 'Foreo', they have come back with something entirely different.
Troubles Of Keneat is a hedonistic coldwave-disco track with icy sharp synths, sleazy bass, and a guitar loop that reinvents Bowie's Fashion as breaking glass. It is equal parts disco-noir and taut vamp-funk. Alexis warns of Rimbaud-esque debauchery whilst seemingly existing as its very personification. The result is a frenzy of white noise fractured by shards of melody; existing as much for the dancehall as the underworld.
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The band formed when guitarist Joe met vocalist Alexis in a tea room in Pinner, a suburb in North West London, and the pair discovered a shared affinity with emotive, brash and confrontational music. The pair soon wrote a song 'Laxteen', which was recorded in a studio owned by Scott Rosenthal in New York. Scott also played drums on the track. Upon returning to London Andrew Moran was recruited as drummer and the trio played their debut at Brixton Windmill.
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