Saturday, 10 November 2012

Track of The Week: FOE - A Handsome Stranger Called Death

       This week’s track is by British indie-rock artist FOE with A Handsome Stranger Called Death.

       The first time I heard this track it was actually when I was listening to a lot of 80s chillwave electro and came across a remix of this song by Com Truise.
       There was something insanely catchy about her vocals that fit the tune perfectly as I listened to it whilst enjoyed the warmth of the summer’s day.
       Fast forward a month or two later and FOE were supporting Marina & The Diamonds at the gig I went to. Whilst enjoying their rock sound, I didn't realise who they were…
       ...until the opening lines of this song started.

       Anyway, check out the video below.

       I’ve been listening to their debut album Bad Dream Hotline a lot too, which features more songs like this but also (equally great) heavier material such as Genie in a Coke Can or the faster paced Cold Hard Rock.
       Whilst the themes are often dark and dripping with morbidity, foe’s beautiful vocals are wonderfully entrancing. The use of electronic elements and eerie samples in their songs also add to make listening to FOE a unique experience.

       For more info you can check out her webpage HERE.
       More of FOE's videos can be seen HERE.

10 Nov 2012

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