Like Zorro, Batman, the man from the Milk Tray adverts and latterly Broken Bells, The Silver Columns and most notably Gorillaz, concealed identity, coupled with the mystery and intrigue it inevitably brings, has only served to engage and excite the publics imagination. Who is the man behind the mask? Who actually are The Silver Columns? Are they well known public figures, can you hear elements of certain bands, a type of sound, a production quality you can't quite nail down?
Bursting through the ether and destined for dance floor domination, Studio Killers are set to catch your ear with their debut offering Ode To The Bouncer. Virtually resident in the East End the pan European band have thus far only teased us with snippets of information regarding their make-up and possible real life personas. Lead vocalist 'Cherry' fronts up the conceptual electro-pop trio supported by DJ/Producers Goldie Foxx and Dyna Mink.
Their first single release is the oh so catchy Ode To The Bouncer. Combining the bands desire to produce both aural and visual pleasure the tune is set to fabulously, faintly filthy, animation. The tale told is of one lingerie light licentious lolitta and her unrelenting desire to go clubbing. The skipping break beats underscore the looping synth notes as the birthday girl tries to charm the man on the door. Drawing on influences from Georgio Moroder, Vince Clark, Daft Punk and even Swedish gods of the melodic hook, Abba, 'Bouncer' has a killer chorus that will no doubt become an earworm de jour for many. Whilst to some degree pulling on retrospective references the infectious tune is still current and contemporary and takes the recent revitalisation of electro based dance driven polished pop to another interesting dimension. Expect to hear 'Bouncer' on a dance floor near you any day soon....
Studio Killers, qu'est ce que c'est? Fa Fa Fa Far better!