Premiere: Soft As Snow – Black Birds

02.07.14,

Following the very excellent Glass Body, here's another track lifted from the first EP incoming from London-based, Norway-bred duo Soft As SnowBlack Birds could have come out as a fairly straight-forward piece of Scandi-pop, but in the same vein as the moreish clip-clopping garage beat leading Glass Body, there's some real oomph behind its layered rhythms, and it doesn't half cook up a storm in the last few minutes. It's these elements that reveal why Houndstooth feels like a neat fit for Soft As Snow, and the links in sound with finely detailed electronic pop-pers Saa are plain to see: even if you put aside their shared Norwegian heritage, the fact that Saa's Asher Levitas remixed Halo Heart, or that Saa's debut EP was released via Houndstooth labelmate Throwing Snow's Left Blank imprint.

Houndstooth release 'Glass Body' on July 21st 2014 (pre-order). Soft As Snow also launch 'Glass Body' with a free party at Birthdays, Dalston tonight