The Neighbourhood – Female Robbery
Our song of the day is The Neighbourhood‘s Female Robbery. While the name might sound all ‘friendly boys next door’, this band is as distant and mysterious as any you’re likely to hear. In fact, we’re not even sure who the line-up are.
But none of that matters*, because we’re just totally fixated on Female Robbery. It’s a veritable clash of contrasting sounds: menacing basslines and backgrounds shrieks merge with Jesse’s drawling vocal over a bizarrely perky hip-hop beat.
The band has already been featured by Radio 1 DJ and mega-music guru Zane Lowe, and is drawing favourable comparisons to flavour of the year, Lana Del Rey:
This debut track…is set to wreak carnage amongst the aforementioned group of socially awkward, Lana-loving bloggers (myself included). With a beat that Miss Del Rey herself would be proud of, and a vocal delivery akin to everyone’s favourite sleaze-bag, The Weeknd, Female Robbery is one hell of a debut track.
The song is dark, dismal and peppered with paranoia but also incredibly infectious because by the end of the song you want to put it on again to enjoy its hazy guitars and steadily churning percussion.
The band’s debut EP, I’m Sorry is due to drop on July 5th, and if Female Robbery is anything to go on, it’ll be worth checking out.