Deadly Vanity – World Stop Turning
Label: Bohemian Yacht ClubScore: 8/10
Bohemian Yacht Club is a recently established label that we’re led to believe, ”sail the seas in search of inspiring new music”. To give the boys their dues, they’re not far wrong, with their most recent outing, Deadly Vanity’s World Stop Turning EP a notable case in point and a true thoroughbred release to boot.
Booming basslines and meandering vocals are the call of the day on the opening salvo, with the title number one that’s as sinister as it is contemplative and engaging. Whatever the ingredients, it keeps the attention perked throughout, with ample space for suspense a lingering factor throughout. Jamie Kidd tackles the original full on, as he subtly twists it into a more delicate offering. White Lions then bring a pop punch to the table; the latest eclectic turn on an EP that veers an unpredictable path throughout.
“Ain’t A House Party” is my own favourite, with its dubby flair and its washy pads construed on a tip that’s designed to make you do nothing but nod your head and get on down. Again, it unfurls at a majestic pace, with the elongated mid-point fully allowing the track to build momentum and flex its wings. ”Tanken All Die Liebe” continues where the latter fell off, with more wonky goodness the order of the day. The Canadian duo have every right to give themselves a pat on the back for this one – it’s a job well done.