Now that our Halloween hangovers are a thing of the past, it’s time to turn our attention to the launch of our V:Music series, which aims to bring the brightest and boldest in electronic pop sounds from Boston and beyond.
Joining our November 21 party at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge is fast-rising Boston pop quartet Radclyffe Hall, who have signed to Cleopatra Records since we last partied with them. After releasing a string of stunning singles like “Dare To Dream” and “OMG,” Radclyffe Hall are poised for a massive 2015, ready to break on a national level.
They will add to an already stellar live dance party that also features white-hot New York City rising star Vérité (read props from Buzzfeed and Billboard) and our city’s own Pale Hands, who just performed as Robyn at our Halloween party. DJ Michael V will spin between the bands and after for a closing dance party. Advance tickets are available here.
“Dare to Dream” and “Love Me Tonight” are instantly engrossing electropop tracks with hooks that punch well above the band’s current weight class. It might seem a bit early to be lauding a group that has only just played its first few shows, but there’s plenty of potential on display here. “OMG” is as listless and brooding as the former tracks are enthusiastic, with singer Dhy Berry pushing the drama over multitracked synth and vocal backing.
“Revving to life like an open-road Lana heartbreaker racing down dimly lit streets, it steadily picks up steam as it transforms into an absolute belter of alt pop escapism that feels entirely her own. From the teen dream lyrics to its skywriter synths and supercharged vocals, “Weekend” is one of the best unsigned records you’ll hear all year, and yet another reason we’re quite sure that VÉRITÉ is the absolute truth and then some.”
And when not busy crushing it as Robyn, Pale Hands’ own original compositions show off an intricate, layered dream-pop sound that feels like a slow-motion jetride through a hot-pink wilderness. They just released debut album Spirit Lines, and here’s what Popdose had to say about it:
Atmosphere is the operative word for this debut album from Boston “dream pop” duo, Pale Hands. Comprised of singer Jen Johnson and husband/musical partner Mike Latulippe, these nine songs are mellow, groove-y and have that soundtrack feel but is very warm and embracing. Spirit Lines is a quality antidote for chilly and dark autumn evenings.