Changing genres a little bit now with Haerts, a group based in New York City (but whose members come from Europe and across America) whom I've been following since earlier this year when I came across their bedazzling track "Wings" (one of my singles of the year). It rightly propelled them to the radar of many, a flawless beauty that smolders with perfect cinematic textures, stylish, swirling atmosphere and subtle, reflective mood.
Taken from the same EP Hemiplegia (released in September via Neon Gold) the quintet followed it with "All The Days", another impeccably-crafted gem, where timeless, vintage soundscapes swoon and soar, combining with the beautiful, haunting vocals to beguiling results.
Haerts reminds me of a combination of countless bands from times gone by but the results sound modern and fresh; add the 80's pop of a Gloria Estefan and the stylish moonlight synth of an Ultravox with added 90's guitar shimmers and a bridge of Foals-esque tropical-pop and perhaps you'd could create a melody as swoonsome. On top of this you have the truly heart-melting vocals of Nini Fabi, with a naturally warm, uplifting voice that you can't help but instantly fall in love with.
The debut album is due next year, if it follows the same glimmerings formula, we are in for a treat.