Forward-thinking South London purveyors of the leftfield, Slow Dance Records have wasted absolutely no time with 2021. Just a handful of days into the new year, the DIY champions have dropped an electro-charged, murky banger with Comfort’s ‘Received Life’ launching the Slow Dance 20’ compilation.
Releasing a new track every day until January 26th, the latest in line of the Slow Dance compilations looks to be not just a taste but a label banquet, showcasing the labels knack of spotting some of the finest emerging talent across the country.
Clocking in at just over 2 minutes 20 seconds and from the not-to-be-slept-on compilation,‘Received Life’ itself is industrial, electronic-pop sounding born from the shadows of overarching brutalist estates. The Glaswegian siblings conjure up a storm of political pop, lamenting the perils of inequality and unleash a torrent of exasperation at the socio-economic climate.
The uneasiness of Comfort’s ominous pop accompanied by the protest charged lyrical content makes it a gloriously gloomy and leaden affair. Comfort’s ability to sonically construct grimey goodness is fitting for these frigid conditions. Under Conservative rule, Comfort are a band that we need in these times.
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