March 20, 2017 |

Halfnoise – Velvet Face

Halfnoise – Velvet Face

March 20, 2017 |

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For die hard fans of Paramore, you probably have an understanding that Halfnoise is Zac Farro (former Paramore drummer) and if you are already familiar, you already understand this is not a comparison of his former successors. Indie / Chill would be the most accurate way to describe the vibe given from Farro's project.

As the release of his second EP Velvet Face starts off with Scooby's In The Back, I can only picture a psychedelic surfing trip with a bunch of flower-power hippies in a colourfully wild trance. With a twangy bass sound, seducing guitar and vocals, and a constant rattle of tambourine shaking throughout the track.

French Class is the premiere song with the music video of a guy 'Disco Roller Skating' downhill. Introduced with a voice counting to 6 in French, before introducing the shaking tambourine and a funky bass line. As the vocals come in, tambourine drops out, and a retro-synth stabs in over the verse. The chorus sees layers of voices and a high end lead vocal, giving chills as you feel at ease, relaxing into the mood set.

At the halfway mark, As U Wave loops a tasteful guitar track from start to finish, as another guitar track drops in on top of the loop for 50% of the song, it is proving a simple track can still have a nice effect, and easy on the ears, as the first part of the track sees male vocals, followed by female vocals at the halfway point as both vocals meet for the last couple of choruses.