We received this tip in an email (shout out Pete) who described these guys as, “a coldplay tribute act who got lost in a disco on their way to a gig,” and of course I had to give them a listen. While I wouldn’t deflate their obvious talent by calling them a ‘tribute’ anything, particularly not to Coldplay, the vocals do have a touch of that ethereal essence. Originally from Norway Ketil and Ulrik combined their early influences in indie/rock and electronic music into a dazzling experimental creation. After only one listen to their album, I knew they would be a mainstay on my key playlists. Their sound is experimental, but not in the ‘this isn’t music’ kind of way, and most importantly intelligent. They take traditional effects like panning, gain, classic wahs and samples and use them in incredibly creative ways. Too soon to say flavor of the month?
Nishio has this really great upbeat feel, which has a fun little Daft-esque talkbox lead that comes in with about 2 min left. The playful high-pitched vocals remind me a bit of Passion Pit.
Lemaitre – Nishio [+ + logikal choice]
Unclouded Judgement is the one that sounds a bit like Coldplay. Check the vocals.
1:18. Beautiful. Playful. Grassy fields. Butterfly nets. High School love.
Lemaitre – 1:18 [beautfiul]