Feathers - If All Now Here
Electropop, New Wave In the upcoming deluge of new indie goth and indie wave Nick pointed me on this little gem called Feathers from Texas. Interesting in the male dominated music world, is that this outfit is a full female band. Women into music should happen more, so its nice we have more bands like this around.

Musically this debut sounds a lot like Depeche Mode, but because of the female voices it also tends a lot to acts like Austra of The Knife, or maybe even Light Asylum. Opener "Land of the innocent" even starts of in a similar manner as Light Asylum's "Dark Allies" but gets into atmospheric dark/synth wave territory very fast.

Dark songs mix with somewhat lighter songs like "Soft" or "Fire in the sky". And some songs like "Dark matter" even use dance hall rhythms which is pretty original in this kind of music. But from all ten songs on the album its pretty sure these girls love Depeche Mode, because the music resembles them very much. Feathers also manages to get the level on par with the best Depeche Mode albums. With Depeche Mode only a shadow of their former glory we might have their successors right here.

'If All Now Here' is a fine little masterpiece of excellent songwriting. With ten good poppy melancholic new wave/synthpop songs the hipster goths have another fine band to love. And off course the Depeche Mode fan who doesn't mind angelic female voices instead of Dave or Martin singing, should most certainly check this album out.
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Feathers - If All Now Here

8.5
"Great"
N/A
Electroracle
Spotify
Released off label 2013
In the upcoming deluge of new indie goth and indie wave Nick pointed me on this little gem called Feathers from Texas. Interesting in the male dominated music world, is that this outfit is a full female band. Women into music should happen more, so its nice we have more bands like this around.

Musically this debut sounds a lot like Depeche Mode, but because of the female voices it also tends a lot to acts like Austra of The Knife, or maybe even Light Asylum. Opener "Land of the innocent" even starts of in a similar manner as Light Asylum's "Dark Allies" but gets into atmospheric dark/synth wave territory very fast.

Dark songs mix with somewhat lighter songs like "Soft" or "Fire in the sky". And some songs like "Dark matter" even use dance hall rhythms which is pretty original in this kind of music. But from all ten songs on the album its pretty sure these girls love Depeche Mode, because the music resembles them very much. Feathers also manages to get the level on par with the best Depeche Mode albums. With Depeche Mode only a shadow of their former glory we might have their successors right here.

'If All Now Here' is a fine little masterpiece of excellent songwriting. With ten good poppy melancholic new wave/synthpop songs the hipster goths have another fine band to love. And off course the Depeche Mode fan who doesn't mind angelic female voices instead of Dave or Martin singing, should most certainly check this album out. Apr 03 2013

Off label

Official release released by the artist themselves without the backing of a label.

Pieter Winkelaar

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