It’s only been a couple of months since I moved out of Durham, but since then, apparently a new band has sprung up out of nowhere and is very quickly gaining traction amongst music bloggers internationally. I just heard about Baobab today and it was in passing; I nearly passed up on the opportunity to press play, but once I read that they were from Durham, I committed myself to listening to a couple of their songs. Minutes later, I was hooked.
Their sound is unique, decorated with electronic sounds mixed with acoustic-sounding guitars, all iced with beautiful layered vocals that feel like silk sheets on freshly made bed. It’s beautiful and captivating all at the same time. At times it sounds orchestral and operatic, and other times it sounds as though it was influenced by tribal rituals. How many times are you actually able to say that about one song? To answer my own question: hardly ever.
[via Knox Road]