Techniques is a new project hailing from Preston, in the UK, and rising from the ashes of acclaimed Indie band The KBC. With one foot in Manchester Indie and the other in Dance music Techniques is an infinitely more SynthPop based outfit than it’s jangly guitared predecessor, and that’s something we’re thankful for as Techniques could well be the next big thing.
The years of Indie song-writing experience have not gone to waste, as evidenced in the two tracks they have out right now, Switch and Heinous Love. Both tracks work that kind of raw emotionality, and slightly cinematic delivery, that so often comes from Northern Indie and combines that with some infectious electronic hooks. Switch is a slowly building ElectroPop crowd pleaser that gets under your skin even before the big riff kicks in. The rolling bass and vocal mantra hypnotising before the track lifts you right up with it’s big anthemic chorus. Stick around for the piano fuelled finale, it’s frantic euphoria. It’s partner in crime, Heinous Love, is a deeper, but no less catchy, affair. An 11 minute epic with more sweeping sing-a-long chorus that rides the House beat, Indie Bass and burbling synths. Around the five minute mark the track descends into one of the biggest drops and build we’ve heard in a while before launching into it’s uplifting synth wig-out climax. We expect to be hearing a lot more from Techniques in the coming months, definitely one to watch.
♫ Techniques – Switch
♫ Techniques – Heinous Love
Check out more from Techniques on SoundCloud.