Words: Saam Das // Photo: Hollie Fernando
I missed Attu when they first emerged at the start of the year. Indeed, I missed Stefan Antoinette's previous music project as frontman of Delta/Alaska, associated with the Big Scary Monsters label. It's never too late to get on board a musical ship however, and the appearance of Attu's debut single is as good a reason as any. Listen to the hypnotic experimental pop of 'Don't Sleep' below.
Attu might have begun as a one man initiative but they're now a quartet - solidifying the ideas laid down in Antoinette's initial offering, a collection of four tracks, respectively simply entitled 'A', 'B', 'C', and 'D'. Those tracks had more of a mathy undercurrent, albeit encased in a softly atmospheric outer layer, thanks largely to the fragile vocals. 'Don't Sleep' largely retains the softness of the vocals, while adding a tinge of The Postal Service and Mt. Wolf to proceedings.
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