Monday, 30 January 2017

Single: Montauk Hotel - Black Dress

Montauk Hotel Black Dress

Info: Dublin based shimmer-pop band Montauk Hotel are proud to unveil their debut single 'Black Dress', today, 26th of January. Taken from the group’s forthcoming self-titled E.P., ‘Black Dress’ is a glimpse into Montauk Hotel’s unique take on the indie pop genre.

Formed late last year, Montauk Hotel (Claudia, Shell, Aoife and Karima) made an impressive impact on the Dublin live music scene with shows including The Last Mixed Tape’s Lost Tapes series, The Bowery, Whelan’s and Sin É supporting acts such as Paddy Hanna, Beauty Sleep, Jem Mitchell and Odu.

Montauk Hotel's debut single 'Black Dress' slices through our nostalgia and current unfulfilled desires in equal measure. On the one (or two) hand(s) we have the inventors of jangle-pop, The Soft Boys, and the less abrasive The Las, and on the other hand, there was this miracle mix of The Cure incarnate and Whipping Boy's rare, quieter moments on Heartworm towards the track's end, but how?

'Black Dress' instantly embraces 80's jangle-pop, and the vocals are without apology steeped in that decade. Yet it's not an homage, it's a contemporary reinvention. This creative reworking of a popular but initially underground sound is going to draw a lot of people towards Montauk Hotel. Another interesting point to note is that, based on 'Black Dress' alone, you can tell that on future tracks Montauk Hotel will be able to move between slower and slightly darker moods and more upbeat rockier moments with ease. This is what is particularly exciting, the possibilities for forthcoming releases are quite tantalising, if you want to be unquestionably cool, you need to get on the Montauk Hotel train now.

Montauk Hotel headline The Last Mixed Tape's 3rd Birthday Show at The Sound House this Thursday, 2nd of February with support from Slow Riot and Beach, details here

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