“Hailing from The Var, specifically Hyères, in France, Viking Dress offers up sophisticated pop. it would not surprise me to find out that The Church and Lush influenced them. I say this because their music is as sophisticated as “Under the Milky Way” by The Church, with its sophisticated interplay between acoustic and electric guitars. While many of the vocal arrangements (not to mention the beauty of the strumming of the guitar) is reminiscent of Lush’s “Spooky” era. So, it may be pop, but there are hints of post-punk and dream pop seeping through the entire EP; however, the music never gives into the dark side of music as much post-punk does, nor is the music ethereal or wispy like much of dream pop. Viking Dress injects a new vitality into the Euro-indie scene, not content with rehash in any way, and ready to wow you away with their sophistication.”
“Viking Dress, that’s a pure jangly guitar feeling with great female choirs, sung in French or English, in between Florent Marchet, Soy un Caballo’s lyricism and even some old obscure Cherry Red stuff.
Sponsored by Midi Association, the administrative structure behind the french Midi Festival, this debut EP has also benefited from a huge soundmixing work by David Wrench (Caribou, Bat for Lashes, Julian Cope, Ian Mc Cullogh…), giving it a totally bright & professional dressing. A must-have-had ! "
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