Track Of The Day #207: Feathers - Land of the Innocent

Track Of The Day #207: Feathers – Land of the Innocent

Feathers marvelous debut single ‘Land Of The Innocent’ heralds a sleek dystopian future sound built on modernistic mechanical synth waves and swirling harmonic vocal patterns, the sound of being hypnotized to a future shorn of cynicism in a wind tunnel. Its feminist tactile touch manipulating tribal drums, clockwork, glacial production values: abrasively fresh yet winks it eye at the influence of Sheffield, Manchester and Berlin. Feathers are four ladies(Anastasia Dimou (vocals, guitar), Courtney Voss (bass), Kathleen Carmichael (keyboards), Jordan Johns (drums) from Texas, there’s a handy aural vision of them above, you see? Delightful.

Their debut album, If All Now Here is slated for later this year. Mixed by Steven DePalo, who has worked with Cold Cave. Two of the tracks were produced by Brian Foote, who has worked with Zola Jesus, go figure.

Front-Feather Anastasia Dimou tantalises us with her inspirations “Growing up I was in love with NIN and PJ Harvey, but also lots and lots of George Michael and plenty of ‘guilty pleasures’. [The album] may be too poppy for some, and too dark for others. I will always love a good chorus, that is certain.”

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