Animal Collective opened alternative ears to esoteric tribal rhythms and electronic psychedelia doped on ketamine – it was just up to bands like Yeasayer, Fixers and Nova Scotia’s Wintersleep to fit pop tunes to such sounds.
Wintersleep: Hello Hum
Wild psychedelic dreamwave pop from Canada.
Wintersleep’s third album is the finest example of the form yet, offering warped trashtronica, euphoric grungey clatter crescendos and a faultless string of melodies.
When they’re not carving electropop a colourful new wormhole on In Came The Flood or creating an acid-freak marching band on Hum, they’re imagining a chillwave God Only Knows on Someone, Somewhere. A spectacular sonic splurge.