The title track to "Dance Bear", from Melbourne's Snakadaktal, is the best slice of dream pop I've heard in a long time. Dreamy but distinct lyrics, engaging melody and an irresistible rhythm, it reveals a band with excellent composition skills and confidence in their performances. The other A-side "Air" is a delightful pop tune with male and female vocals taking turns. While more subtle than "Dance Bear", it also is, perhaps, more impressive in structure and execution. The songs are available as a double A-side single from London's excellent little Young and Lost Club label. Young and Lost Club also has made available as digital downloads "Chimera" and the Chad Valley Remix of "Dance Bear. Those downloads can be accessed at the Soundcloud link at the bottom of this post.
You can stream all four tracks below --
Snakadaktal is Joseph (guitars), Sean (vocals, guitars, synths), Barna (drums), Phoebe (vocals, synths), and Jarrah (bass). The members are barely out of high school, but have toured extensively in their native Australia. "Dance Bear" sold over 10,000 copies in Australia. It is being released in the UK by Young and Lost Club next week.
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