Cocoa Futures – The Blue
Infectious experimental pop gets Louder Than War’s Ioan Humphreys’ ears pricked.
There is no slow build up with this track. It immediately gets to it’s crazily full intro that sets the scene for for the thread that runs throughout this impossibly catchy tune.
It has a throaty bass line that perfectly combines with a twinkly instrumentation throughout. Cocoa Futures are the brainchild of frontman Greg (vocals/bass). They specialise in pristine pop harmonics crossed with a taste for the unexpected. Greg assembled a band including Dave (drums), Zoe (keys) and Jack (guitar) and first came to prominence in 2014 through the self-released upbeat singles ‘Do Something’ and ‘Scotland’
The at times ‘Peter Gabriel esque’ vocals add another dimension to the wonderful weirdness and otherworldly feel to this often chaotic, yet thoroughly enjoyable tune. Very infectious and very danceable
Cocoa Futures play:
Friday 16 September: Ryan’s Bar, London N16 (‘The Blue’ single launch)
Friday 7 October: Blogtober Festival, The Finsbury, London N4
Saturday 3 December: Sebright Arms, London E2 (‘Blue’ EP launch)
All words by Ioan Humphreys. More writing by Ioan can be found at his author’s archive.