Artist: Me And My Drummer
Album: The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey
Summer 2012 has already been a successful one for Me And My Drummer as single You’re A Runner whipped up a storm as it won over critics and music fans.
And now the duo are back with their debut album The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey and it is one of the most unique sounding pop albums of the year so far.
Charlotte Brandi and Matze Prollochs made up Me And My Drummer and they kick off the record with Phobia.
Phobia starts out simply with Brandi’s vocals and a straight forward beat but the track gains momentum and it crescendos into an epic finish.
From the first note this album shows off Brandi’s fantastic voice in all of its glory and Phobia is one of the most stripped back songs and it demonstrates both the delicacy and the power she possesses.
You’re A Runner is an upbeat and optimistic track that is about living life with both confidence and positivity.
Again the production is not in you face but it is really sleek and it picks up pace as the track goes on - it really is an intelligent slice of pop.
The instrumentation on this is fantastic and it really does come into its own at the end of the track - I would actually have liked to see that feature a little more too really give the track some bite.
The Wings is another highlight on the album and is perhaps the most haunting track on the album, Brandi gives a superb vocal performance here.
This is a track that just washes over you and there is a seductive almost hypnotic feel to the song - it really is one of the strongest songs on the album.
Brandi is supported by a choir and these two elements go so well together as the choir gives the track real depth and adds to the atmosphere.
There is a change of pace with Down My Couch as there is a bit of a jazz element thrown in here and it is great to see the duo experiment with their sound in this way.
Me And My Drummer are an exciting musical duo have delivered an album that is unique in the way that it sounds and experimental in terms of the different genres that the play with throughout.
Granted it is a sound that will not be for everyone but The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey is like no other album you will have heard so far this year and is well worth a listen.
Me And My Drummer - The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey is out now
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw