Friday 25 September 2015

Bare Traps - Inside

Article by KevW

The debut single from London experimental indie-pop group Bare Traps proved pretty popular when we featured it on our August playlist, and drew comparisons to other crossover acts such as Two Door Cinema Club and Foals. With follow-up 'Inside', the group prove it was no one-off. A little less jittery, we'd go as far as to say the second single surpasses the first, as it gets its funk on and takes them away from just being another slightly mathy, electronic indie band. This one's full of ideas and takes from a wide variety of sources, crafting a sound that feels more individual than the sum of its parts.

If you want more comparisons as an idea then you could talk about people such as The Rapture or even Talking Heads (albeit with a totally different vocal). 'Inside' sounds thoroughly modern throughout, and this is despite the fact that it's got new-wave-meets-electro-pop written all over it. If we get ahead of ourselves and assume that Bare Traps have several more of these in their locker, then bigger success is surely a question of when, not if. Confident, note-perfect, genre-straddling and instantly likable with an inventive streak. What's not to like?

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