Winners of Triple J’s unearthed competition last year, Snakadaktal, released their hot new track ‘Dance Bear’ last week and to excite you further have also announced tour dates across the country this August.
If you loved Snakadaktals other songs such as ‘Chimera’ or in general your low-fi indie, then you will love this track. Their is something about low intensity electronic beats and overlaying guitars that is so calming and chilled, and its a sound that Snakadaktal have definitely nailed. The vocals by Phoebe Cockburn are smooth, husky and just give off this fantastic chilled vibe that suits the musical backing perfectly. Although the name ‘Dance Bear’ triggers memories more of Borat’s bear poking its head out of an ice cream van than an indie dance hit, the lyrics can be forgiven as the track is pretty rad.
Snakadaktal are fast becoming the band that leaves you frothing with excitement, as their just a little different to much of the other indie music being flogged at the moment. The term ‘Fresh’ comes to mind. So be sure to catch them as they tour the country.
FRI 3 AUGUST – The Gov, Adelaide – ALL AGES (With Sures and The Salvadors)
SAT 4 AUGUST – Astor Theatre, Perth ALL AGES (With Sures and Bastian’s Happy Flight)
FRI 10 AUGUST – Hi Fi, Brisbane (With Sures and Palindromes)
SAT 11 AUGUST – Metro Theatre, Sydney ALL AGES (With Sures and Fishing)
FRI 17 AUGUST – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (With Sures and City Calm Down)
SAT 18 AUGUST – Corner Hotel, Melbourne (With Sures and City Calm Down)
FRI 24 AUGUST – Republic Bar, Hobart (With Sures and Ben Wells & the Middle Names)