Stateless - Ariel Single Review

Review of Ariel Single by Stateless

Leeds band Stateless are back with their first single 'Ariel' from their forthcoming album Matilda to be released in 2011. Stateless' journey up until now has certainly been an interesting one, having been signed to Sony and !K7 previously, they now find a home at the fantastic independent label Ninja Tune - who actually featured 'Ariel' on their epic XX Box set. Stateless have been championed by DJ Shadow whose involvement and interest has allowed cool collaborations for them and possibly much needed support for a group who continually attempt to push and fuse musical boundaries.

Stateless Ariel Single

DJ Shadow presented the 'gypsy' style guitar sample that creates the mood for 'Ariel', this accompanied by bass heavy, atmospheric electronics which when combined with Chris James excellent vocals it certainly creates an innovative sound that is contemporary and interesting. The overall result is a much welcomed Eastern feel that is sophisticated, modern and intoxicating. There are some good remix versions provided on this single too.

'Ariel' is another display from Stateless of their desire to fuse modern sounds with good song writing delivered in a professional way. They have often been compared to sounding like Radiohead meets DJ Shadow and it's a fair comparison. There is a depth here and a progressive element to prove why Stateless are relevant, innovative and why the music industry still values them. Bring on Matilda!

Tareck Ghoneim




Site - http://www.myspace.com/statelessonline

Advertisement

More Stateless

Stateless - I'm On Fire featuring Shara Worden Video

English Electro/Alternative band Stateless, who were born out of a Creative Music and Sound Technology course at Leeds Met School of Technology back in 2002,...

Stateless - Matilda

Stateless are far from just another bland, guitar-based indie band; in fact, they're pretty much the opposite. Combining echoing atmospheric accompaniments and soaring vibrato-laden falsetto...

Stateless - Ariel

Leeds band Stateless are back with their first single 'Ariel' from their forthcoming album Matilda to be released in 2011. Stateless' journey up until now...

Stateless - Bloodstream

StatelessBloodstreamSingle ReviewStateless are a Leeds band that have been getting encouraging press with their self entitled debut album. There's no denying they have a unique...

Advertisement

Stateless, Bloodstream Video Video

Stateless Bloodstream Video The third single from the self-titled debut album by Stateless, 'Bloodstream' will be released on October 29th and is the kind...

Stateless - Stateless

Stateless Stateless Album Review Leeds continues to produce quality bands and Stateless are no exception. They have an interesting background having been dropped from a...

Stateless, Prism 1, Video Video

Stateless Prism 1 Video Leeds based Stateless release a new single Prism #1 on July 30th 2007 through !K7. Prism 1 looks set to be...

Stateless - Prism #1

Stateless Prism #1 Single ReviewHaving already impressed the likes of Roots Manuva & DJ Shadow (lead singer Chris James featured on Shadow's 'The Outsider') Stateless...

Advertisement

Comments

Stateless Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Stateless

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All