Monday, 1 July 2013

SNAKADAKTAL - SINGLE REVIEW

Snakadaktal - Ghost (I Oh You/Liberation) 
Snakadaktal - Ghost

Just as the sun has dipped below the house across the street and that early evening cool spreads across the street, I press play on the single, 'Ghost', from Australian quintet Snakadaktal and the world stops. It just stops for about 4 minutes. The uber-mellow keys just wash over you until the dreamily delivered vocals speak softly in your ear, complete with lip-smacks and quick breaths. The subtle guitars and lazy beats serve only to remind you that this is actually a pop song and not some David Lynchian dream sequence brought on by a long day at work and an out of date quiche. The quietly implored refrain of "Ghost, Ghost" could be sung by Bjork at her most delicate or a Scandinavian imp like Stina Nordenstam, making it utterly seductive and wholly pure at the same time. 'Ghost' flies in the face of almost everything else I'm being sent at the moment and makes a strong case for the power of subtlety and sparseness in place of walls of noise and egos turned up to 11. Snakadaktal describe their music as Dream Pop and on this evidence I don't want to wake up. Like, ever.

More information: http://www.snakadaktal.com/

Live Dates:
28th July - Splendour in the Grass, Byron Bay NSW
30th July - Festival Hall, Melbourne (with Alt-J)
31st July - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW (with Alt-J)
2nd August - Spin Off Festival, Adelaide SA
16th August - Flinders Social, Townsville QLD

17th August - Kuranda Amphitheatre QLD (with Bernard Fanning)

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