Dunfermline's OSKAR celebrate their first anniversary together next month and what better way to kick of the festivities than release a brand new, seriously good, piece of tuneage.
The track is called Wildlings and according to the band is inspired by Game of Thrones. The 'Wildlings' in said show are free people, and through the pounding drums of the opening few bars, and the sunrise synth sounds, it's easy to picture and feel the inspiration.
Wildlings is a gorgeous mix of light guitar riffs alongside the wall of noise generated by the synths, drums and the vocals, which are perfect dark indie pop, channeling Ian Curtis, Robert Smith and all of the other '80's dark pop gods. Like all of the best dark pop tracks in history, the song explodes into light half way through the track, vaporizing the darkness. The song then retreats partially before giving us a final movement sure to cause audible wows amongst every music fan consuming the song.
OSKAR are already supporting the likes of Seafret and Bipolar Sunshine so expect to see them all over the country and the UK this year.
- Scott Hastie
OSKAR - Wildings is out now and can be downloaded via iTunes here.