Sydney-siders Nantes have come a long way since being Unearthed several years ago, and latest offering ‘Avid‘ is definitely another step in the right direction.
‘Avid’ is a pretty nice shift in sound for Nantes, with an obvious progression towards a more dream pop feel as opposed to their previous rock sound. I have to admit I’m really digging the new vibes, with the hypnotic waves of synth really supporting Dave Roger’s dreamy vocals nicely. The subtle underpinning of the more indie style drumming and 70s waning guitars adds that extra dimension that really demonstrates that Nantes are really coming to realise the potential they have been promising. Plus the accompanying music video is so retro that it cannot help but make a perfect accompaniment to a pretty rad track.
With their first LP ‘Beingsbeing’ due out this March, and a tour with Battleships (dates here), expect to hear a lot more from Nantes before 2013 is out.
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