Neumodel – which consists of Elias and Julian Neumodel – have got a lot going for them: they’re young, French, and cool, and have an EP being released by Guillaume Atlan’s (The Supermen Lovers) Word Up Records.
We’re premiering the band’s new EP, ‘Alphabet’, alongside our friends across the channel at La Musique Sismique.
Having remixed another of Atlan’s prodigies Natty Fensie in the past, the band are ready to unveil their debut EP, a tasteful cacophony of textured blues, sizzling electronica and wholesome folk.
The EP’s opener, ‘DiCaprio on Acid’ is a great start, mixing chic Parisian indie with flecks of club music, but it’s the heartfelt vocals, that are similar in range to Years & Years, that really seal the deal for us.
‘Ariane’, doesn’t deviate too far from the indie chic set out in the first track, but it’s given a different dimension thanks to the pillow-soft vocals courtesy of Mary H, whose vocals are cocooned in syrup-y melodies and chatty guitars.
‘French Coast’ is steeped in influences that range from trip-hop to aquatic-sounding folk music, that offers a different dimension to Neumodel.
The EP’s final track, ‘Paranoid’ featuring croons from Killian Dary, is probably the strongest track on the band’s EP, mixing old and new, as Dary’s vocals are wrapped in skittish percussion and lonesome melodies.
All-in-all, a very cool EP from a band who are clearly going places under the tutelage of one of France’s most successful producers.
Out October 23, pre-order here.