Hiva Oa’s have taken their latest Electro Indie Pop single Souvenir in a captivatingly experimental new direction. The sound is one thing, the energy is quite the other. There is so much essence packed into the intense multi-layer progressions you’re left wondering how the sound so seamlessly switched from one soundscape to another. Whilst you’re relatively sure you’re listening to an Indie track unfold during the verses by the time the track fades out, you’re immersed in a visceral pulsating EDM rhythm.
If the Belfast-based trio’s single Souvenir doesn’t end up in the Indie charts, then I may have to lose all faith with the music buying public. Their dynamic sound is undoubtedly unrivalled thanks for their ability to weave together a catalogue of high-octane styles and persuasions to create some of the most perfectly orchestrated melodies I’ve ever heard.
Souvenir is due for release from September 17th, until then, check out the band’s earlier releases via Spotify and wait for the drop.
Review by Amelia Vandergast