09 July 2016


Local Natives had been rather quiet since their second album "Hummingbird" dropped in 2013. Since then the band have teased and tortured fans with a prolonged return to the fore but finally the outfit from Los Angeles have mustered together a throbbing indie-pop number in the form of "Villainy" that was debuted on Zane Lowe's Radio 1 show last month.

According to members Taylor Rice and Ryan Hahn, they conceived the song whilst on a flight coming back from a festival and it is evident from listening to their latest work that their creativity was soaring high. "Villainy" is a swooning collective of beach surf reverberations, and cosmic harmonies that tantalises and meanders between cooing piano keys and an indulgent bout of synthesising intricacies. Maintaining a near constant pace gives stability for each instrumental piece and allows the track to smoothly gallop along amid a veritable sea of hazy musical soundscapes and festival anthem bravado. Local Natives' ability to notch up a dynamic equilibrium where celestial-pop dances seamlessly with rapturous indie genetics is nothing short of inspiring and "Villainy" is the perfect example of such talents.

Check out the Soundcloud for "Villainy" below then be sure to spread the new music love and share, re-post and retweet this review.

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