Before getting into the post i have something to declare… The Danish Government is not paying or blackmailing me to post about Copenhagen bands…i’ve never been in this city and, i even have tried to restrain myself to post this…IMPOSSIBLE!!!
When Saints Go Machine are one of those bands that seem the stones you throw in a quiet lake…they make smooth perfect waves that keep you hypnotized and make you throw another. They’re out there since 2007, but only in January 2011 after the release of “Fail Forever” EP the fuss started. This EP contains 4 tracks, which were previously released by EMI in 2009 under the name of “Ten Makes Face”, but seems people was kind of deaf back then!!! With a little help from a friend (Nicolas Jaar) truth prevailed.
Now, the four-piece danish band (Nikolaj Manuel Vonsild – vocals, Jonas Kenton – keyboards, Simon Muschinsky – keyboards and Silas Moldenhawer – drums) is about to release their first full length album – ”Kokylie” (21st June – iK7).
“Kelly” is the album-face-single and it’s out and free for you to enjoy. In my opinion this isn’t, for far, the best song of WSGM, it’s a little too much on the pop summer side and, i am definitely more for the obscure side of their work. WSGM is a pop-electronic-alternative band that somehow built a creative sound hard to categorize. The orchestrated strings and gentle electronics they frequently use, take one to a comfortable numb state while the breath taking spectral voice of Nikolaj works like a ticket to another world and back with a pit stop on Antony Heggarts “lap”! Lyrics aren’t always heart friendly but who wants to live on the pink side of ideas and thoughts forever???????
Bottom line, it’s dense sometimes complicated…but over all warm!
“Konkylie” track list:
A1 Konkylie 4:08
A2 Church And Law 4:49
A3 Parix 3:30
A4 Chestnut 3:31
A5 The Same Scissors 3:59
B1 Jets 3:12
B2 Kelly 3:38
B3 On The Move 3:19
B4 Whoever Made You Stand So Still 2:56
B5 Terminal One 3:21
B6 Add Ends 5:17
ALL TRACKS ARE FOR FREE DOWNLOAD!!!!! (Click the arrow)
WSGM – “Kelly”
WSGM – “Add Ends”
WSGM – “You or The Gang”
WSGM – “Fail Forever (original)”