The Sound Of Arrows next slice of sweeping SynthPop euphoria (i.e. their next single) will be ‘Wonders’.
Continuing their recent leaning toward big room sounds, ‘Wonders’, is crazy uplifting, despite being quite mid-paced it’s really hands-in-the-air. This is dancing on the beach at sunrise stuff. There’s a video coming next week, which is something to look forward to if The Sound Of Arrows recent clips are anything to go by.
The track is pretty magical (no pun intended) as it is, but Chad Valley makes the song appear otherworldly with subtle vocal manipulation, reverb washed melodies and a deep, resonant, early 90’s House bassline. A complete departure from the uplifting EuroPop of the original, Chad’s reMix a soothing, hypnotic experience and a perfect compliment to both the single version and the video.
Fear Of Tigers – ‘The Guestlist’ 27/05/2011 = Fear Of Tigers presents a whole hour and twenty minutes live from Stockholm featuring The Sound Of Arrows and Mille, the Swedish kings of ElectroPop and Dreamwave, and some massive, massive tunes.
Sweden’s ruling SynthPop act, The Sound Of Arrows, forthcoming 90’s-Euphoric-Trance sounding single ‘Nova’ s release date draws near we are getting out first plays of some of the reMixes.
It’s not my favourite Sound Of Arrows track, although I love the video and the song itself is pretty awesome, some of the big hands-in-the-air trance riffs sound really out of place in the 21st century. I’m hoping this is a one off song and not a new direction for the duo. One of the more interesting reMixes comes from II Figures, who turn in a spacey Chillwave-esq mix. This percussion heavy, atmospheric, version shows off what a brilliant song ‘Nova’ actually is.
There is also a Tiësto reMix, which sends shivers down my spine a bit. The track is 90’s trance sounding enough, did they really need to pay someone something like £15,000 (or more!) to make it sound even more like 90’s trance? You can hear a bit here. Has everything Tiësto has made since 1997 sounded exactly the same? His reMix of this track is probably the most dated and irrelevant thing I have heard in the last six months…and I listen to a lot of 80’s music!
‘Nova’ is out 25th April on Geffen, The Sound Of Arrows have just finished recording their début album.
A few new reMixes of ‘Young Blood’ are starting to come in but it’s the Swedish duo’s that really stands out mixing the New Zealand Indie-Electro with some hardcore synths which gives a whole new energy to the vocals. For something a little more chilled, try Pink Ganter’s traditional Japanese Dubstep mashup.
Scandinavian Wonky Popsters Alphabeat’s second studio album ‘The Spell’ hits stores on 1st March, just ahead of that they are paving the way with the single ‘Hole In My Heart’ on 22nd February.
‘Hole In My Heat’ is a slice of huge, pure Pop, genius and comes with a sweet array of reMixes.
Most notable, fellow Scandinavian’s The Sound Of Arrows, who are currently making waves amongst ElectroPop fans with their single ‘Into The Clouds’, turn their Dreamwave tinged Electro goodness on Anders and Stine’s vocals to create an instant classic Disco flavoured ElectroPop track.
Elsewhere, Wideboys create a big, radio friendly, dance tune, completely the opposite of Chew Fu’s broken beats, warp bass and Disco stabs.
Swedish Indie Pop act The Sound Of Arrows hare next up for Mille treatment and as per-usual he walks a big spacey line between Electro-House and Dreamwave. Here he mixes up 8-bit sounds, huge 80’s lead lines and some crazy side-chaining!