09 May 2016

FLAWES - "MISUNDERSTOOD" (ELECTRO-POP, UK)


With endorsements from BBC Introducing and The 405 after the release of their debut single last year, it comes as no real surprise that Huddersfield three piece Flawes have something special about them. With surging electronic pulses and smoky pop leanings, Josh, Josh and Freddie are onto a winner.

Released as the second track on their "CTRL" EP, "Misunderstood" is perhaps, well, a little misunderstood having been overshadowed by the more accessible "Consolation". However, we like "Misunderstood". It is understated, brooding and efficacious. Echoed purrs, thudded beats and lo-fi glitches scatter the musical background in morose electronic ambitions. The sombre vocal tones ensure things remain emotively angst driven until the chorus. That chorus. "Misunderstood" alleviates itself in spectacular fashion as sparkling keys and an air of positivity nudge the record on, distancing itself from any melancholia. Soaring electro-pop at its absolute finest and fully understood.

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