Track Of The Day #1001: Transfigure – No Other Way [EXCLUSIVE]
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past six months, you’ll be fully aware that our country is pretty much headed for fucked-ville. Here we stand glaring into the abyss of a particularly hard-boiled Brexit, the kind that is no good for dippy soldiers, never mind the economy. Thank the lord for Transfigure. The Newcastle duo of Grace Mire (lead vocals) and Lewis Norvid (production) are one of the most promising North East exports of electronic/dance music and have the shared vision of a unified Europe. As prime distributors of what they call ‘Euro Wave’, the twosome have already impressed our EU brothers and sisters with their Trans-Atlantic synthpop sound, echoing a golden age of British electronic music. Think Saint Etienne, New Order and The Pet Shop Boys dragged kicking and screaming into the alien spaces of 2017.
Transfigure’s genre-bending debut album Translation was released on Dutch dance label Bordello A Parigi just last month and gives an insight into their dystopic yet deeply hopeful world. Using a mix of styles they manage to evoke a feeling of nostalgia, whilst being firmly rooted in the here and now.
‘No Other Way’ is the second single from the album and we are proud to give it a premiere here at God Is In The TV. It’s one of the album’s standout tracks, leading with the bare sound of a Glockenspiel and surging into the unknown, with zipping synthesisers under the guise of late ’80s/early ’90s electro-pop. Mire’s vocals rise and fall with thickly spread layers and coalesce into one huge, euphoric vision of the not-so-distant future.
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