Sunday, 13 February 2011
New Music - The Shoes and Review of Stay the Same
The Shoes are a minimalist french dance act, who have in between producing songs for Shakira and being on the BBC sound 2011 list, found the time to record album 'Crack My Bones'.
As well as clearly being influenced by other French bands like Phoenix and Daft Punk they have a big likeness to Calvin Harris. In fact it is eerie how alike the not quite sung, not quite spoken vocals seen on 'Stay the Same' are to Calvin Harris'. These relaxed vocals along with the hazy background synth and the quietly hypnotising drums, create a beautifully chilled sound that will warm the coldest of February evenings.
'People Moving' is another great song offering a slightly different sound. It has a brilliant drum backing and its use of trumpets and unless my ears mistake me, flutes creates a brilliantly funky sound, almost reminisce of Andre 3000's The Love Below.
The Shoes album 'Crack my Bones' is released on March 7th and is available from http://www.amazon.co.uk/Crack-My-Bones-Shoes/dp/B004LAVH8Y/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1297641929&sr=1-1