Sheila and The Kit - 'Next 2 U'
Earlier this month Dutch Synth-Pop duo Sheila and the Kit released their latest single 'Next 2 U'.
It's a real foot tapping, bouncy, dance hall sort of song featuring some irresistible syncopated synth pads and sweet vocals guaranteed to make you want to move.
The audible 80's influences lend the track a certain retro kitsch appeal too; the trebley vocoder pitch-bending lead riff which follows on from the chorus is something of an ear-worm. And the familiar reverb drenched splat of a triggered 84 electric-snare sound may explain where the group got the name 'The Kit'.
Chirpy, upbeat and fun, I can see 'Next 2 U' appealing to fans of groups like Hot Chip, Avec Sans or Saatsuma.