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Genre-Defying Alaskalaska Share Swooning Pop Single Monster

Wednesday, 01 August 2018 Written by Helen Payne

It’s easy to hear the influence of tourmates Alvvays, Cigarettes After Sex and Nilüfer Yanya in the hazy synths, polished arrangements and hypnotic vocal melodies of Alaskalaska’s new single Monster.

That said, the London based six-piece are doing everything right with their recent releases, moving them forward to a place where they can stand out on their own.

Monster is more measured than their previous pop banger Meateater, with a partly acoustic introduction that frames Lucinda John-Duarte’s oscillating singing style. It’s pretty and sweet, with a melancholic edge to give some oomph behind the synth-led chorus. Check out the new track and its DIY, '80s-inspired video below.

Alaskalaska play a BBC Introducing show at the Lexington on August 2, followed by festival slots at Knee Deep, Ritual Union and Simple Things before heading over to Europe.


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