Oskar Braves’ latest single “Dance on the Fire” kicks off with a sonic wall of guitar ensuring that you in a state of suitable disconcertment before the mesmeric vocals contained in the track will leave you arrested. If you could imagine vocals as distinctive as Bowie’s, as ominous as Peter Murphy’s and as powerful as Bruce Dickinson’s, you may be able to get an idea of the level of talent found in Oskar Braves vocalist’s golden larynx.
The Fife, Scotland-based five-piece powerhouse haven’t failed amass plenty of attention around their sound which takes plenty of inspiration from 80s and 90s artists. Yet, rather than allowing their soundscapes to resonate as assimilated, they use their influences to feed into their unique mix of Post Punk, Indie and Dance-Rock. I can only imagine how viscerally powerful a live set from Oskar Braves would be after hearing the raucous indulgence which they have to offer on record.
You can check out Oskar Braves’ latest single Dance on the Fire for yourselves by heading over to Spotify now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast