Opening with a brief yet deadly burst of electronic noise and synth throb then bursting into superfast melodic guitar brilliance, “Edita V” is a song of the once heard, instantly memorable kind and exactly when was the last time you heard anything that could fully merit that description? The Atlanta quartet turn in a remarkable debut with this number, an fully fledged two and a half minute garage pop anthem possessed of chaotic energies and skilled musicianship to which a scathing, rasped lyric brings an added virulence. These elements combined identify Balkans as one of 2011′s most notable new bands, and their upcoming album, from what I’ve heard of it, establishes this as fact. Not merely ones to watch, Balkans and their hyper-pop sound are actually now making significant impressions on the Artwave circuits in the US and elsewhere, and if your tastes run to frenetic guitars and blistering electronica, ‘Edita V’ is a required listen.
Balkans – Edita V (single)
April 19, 2011 By