Komaton ‘Dehunt EP’

Komaton / Dehunt EP


Dame Music / Released April 29th 2011


What does it sound like?

Scuzzy, druggy rock n roll a la Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, only put through a Korg and decorated with dark electro trimmings. At least that description can be applied to the lead track anyway. A low end rooted in guitar grit filters and slides its way around a snappy four four groove, while opiate male vocals nod to poppier climes.

So fans of everything from Andrew Weatherall and Arnaud Rebotini to Young Knives and MGMT should have, by now begun taking notes. And the same vaguely useful, though undeniably broad references can be used for the second track on the EP, while closer Panty Girl throws in an Azzido bassline, while opting for a more stripped ethic, enabling its lyrics to be delivered in more of a Matthew Dear, spoken word kind of way.

Where would I dance to it?

Quite a few places, most likely. Hipster bars, credible clubs and obscure venues alike will no doubt have reason to play tunes of this ilk at some point in the near future. On top of that, the Depeche Mode moods are pretty easy to pick up on too, meaning soundtrackers could also pick this one up.

What highlights can I expect to hear?

Dehunt is probably the most anthemic thing on here, and rightly leads the trio, with quality production ensuring the sounds could fill a room of any size with ease. Though quite similar, we’d also point to Places, which comes in just behind the first tune on both tracklist and memorability scale. Reversed out melodies, a heavier focus on repetition and more than a slight air of melancholy ensuring it will also be a firm favourite.

Why should I pay for it?

Music is for buying.

Where can I buy it?

Dame Music