Saturday, August 6, 2011
Wild Dogs In Winter - Homba
"Wild Dogs In Winter make slow-burning, intense, saddening music. Their sparse guitars, minimal percussion and organs combine with aching vocals and caustic lyrics. With a self-released debut E.P in late 2008, the band have moved on from the basement studio project it began as, into a live band. With various comparisons to A Silver Mount Zion and Sigur Ros, 2009 was spent touring and writing dark, haunting songs for their debut album in 2010.
Wild Dogs In Winter recorded their debut album Homba in home studios during the winter of 2009-10. It’s a work of remarkable beauty and maturity, and will doubtless engender comparisons to such outsider UK indie heroes as Hood, Crescent and Arab Strap. As with the work of these bands, it derives tension and melancholy from the juxtaposition of the rural and the urban: beautiful pastoral guitar lines are imbued with undercurrents of quiet menace through use of scrabbling electronic scree and grainy, heavily-processed synth textures."