single review ~ 'dusk and dawn' ~ hurdles

Name; Hurdles
For fans of; CHVRCHES, Bombay Bicycle Club, Future Islands

At Encore NI we have been dancing religiously to Hurdles indie pop sounds ever since the release of their excellent debut EP 'Where To  Start'. With new single 'Dusk and Dawn' the band have taken massive leaps forward, both sonically and visually, as their pop sensibilities remain uncompromised, despite an onslaught of Mogwai flavored synths and an undoubtedly cool, 80's inspired aesthetic.

Though not completely leaving the guitars behind, here we see Hurdles sound expanding into Bombay Bicycle Club territory, with a song that would not look out of place on 'So Long, See You Tomorrow'.

Niall Hanna's distinct voice sounds great here, gliding between the sporadic vocal samples and layers of keys. There's even room for a crescendo of sorts, bringing this indie-pop gem to the smooth conclusions it cries out for.

Taylor Johnson

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