The tear-jerking capacity of the vocals from Drakmah’s latest single “26” hit me from the first verse whilst the intellectualism behind the instrumental arrangements added further insult to emotive injury.
With elements of Post Punk the Indie Electro Pop track progresses with experimentally immersive arrangements and a complete disregard for the usual structures of sound. The end result is an ethereally captivating soundscape which you won’t forget in a hurry. Mainly due to the fact there are very few up and coming artists with the ability to get this inventive with their sound and still create a track that is so much more than the novelty of hearing something new. The multi-layered mix of acoustic and electronic effect comes together with such concordant synergy to describe the energy behind 26 as haunting almost seems like an understatement. If you haven’t noticed by now, I can’t say enough good things about the London-based ensemble, so check out the live recording of Drakmah’s single 26 for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast