Evil Nine do not mess about, taking Dems’ shimmering vocals and instrumentation back to the warehouse with this dark, ravey rework of ‘Wake’. This uncompromising, industrial reimagining sees the legendary Brighton duo collaborating with the London band for a second time, having previously remixed their debut release, ‘House’. Off the back of their recent Solar Black Rays EP, Evil Nine continue to pioneer the way in underground dance music with their pitched down jungle experimentations.
We’ve already blogged about ‘Muscle Memory’, the hugely anticipated debut LP from DEMS, set for release on November 29th 2014 via Sew In Love Records. The much vaunted electronic trio from South London have now shared another track off the LP, Night Tales. Check it out below.
Set for release on November 3rd 2014 via Sew In Love Records, ‘Muscle Memory’ is the hugely anticipated debut LP from DEMS. The much vaunted electronic trio from South London have spent the last year garnering a devoted fanbase as well as achieving widespread critical acclaim. ‘Atmospheric’ is a word thrown around far too freely, but this record creates a nuanced ethereal landscape, punctuated by Dan Moss’ naggingly haunting vocals.
The band are a collective, indebted to the co-operative, multi-faceted creative unions of the past. From the shared space/studio/shoot location in Balham, South London to their insistence on creating their own identity through their artwork – they deploy a hands-on approach to their craft. “It’s been the creative hub for most things we do. We have shot lots of the music videos there, had choirs and string groups come over for recording sessions, put on intimate shows and recorded and produced the whole of ‘Muscle Memory’ from a beautiful iron and leather desk we found here.”
Vocally, Moss is reminiscent of James Blake, the dulcet South London croon juxtaposing seamlessly with the glitchy noise created by his bandmates. DEMS make unflinchingly beautiful progressive songs that will comfortably sit alongside such luminaries as The XX, Kindness or SOHN.
The band sum up the LP thusly “A good friend told us that the album carries ‘a hopeful darkness’ all the way through, which is a vindication of the vision we have been trying to achieve with Muscle Memory”
After a successful run at SXSW in March and huge radio support from the likes of Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens, DEMS are ready to pick up the dreamy electronica mantle and make 2014 their own.