Vow – Make Me Yours
LA’s own electro outfit Vow have released their debut offering, Make Me Yours through The Native Sound, iTunes, Bandcamp and other digital download portals, and it’s a bit of a gem.
Opener “Miles Away” sets you up perfect for the 5 tracks ahead of you. Dark, brooding beats that would sit perfectly on any record New Order have ever recorded, with a large dose of Lana Del Rey-melancholy-style vocals. “Planks” gives off a Nine Inch Nails industrial feel while maintaining and not taking away from Julia Blake’s distinctive vocals.
An obvious and lazy comparison for Vow, would be media darlings Chvrches, but with a track like “Charm”, it’s really hard to not use it. It’s not an overwhelming element, just something that crops up here and there. Having a female singer is a coincidence as neither sound like each other.
With the rise of acts like them and Manchester, England’s Hurts, this brand of introspective electronica is a welcome addition to our record collections and to stages around the world, hopefully at some point. – Andrew