Writer: Anja Stilou Olesen
Lets begin with Deers of Darkness. A Danish conceptual band evolving around war as a theme. Their debut album is therefore not surprisingly called “Wartime Stories” and through the lyrics the band share its views on war, and how they feel that the government without any moral qualms keeps sending troops into war without considering the loss of human life.
But even though Deers of Darkness’ electropop universe has some very gloomy undertones to it, its extremely danceable and straight forward in its sound. With a hint of dark disco, one might say.
Give it a try here with “We Carry Weapons”:
UK based Tirzah is a bit more inoffensive. Her music is a mixture of elements of electronica, industrial, hip hop, R&B and pop – something which can be heard on her first EP “I’m Not Dancing”.
While most of the EP is focused on joyfully basic beat patterns and heavy basslines, the end track “Slow Jam” is much more chilled and downbeat with Tirzah’s captivating woozy vocals and ghostly synths.
Here it is: