Voodoo Rays from London are back on the scene with the release of their new album, ‘Empire’.
The band’s new entry lights a fresh spark in the indie game, bringing hints of the best of yesteryear’s finest and contemporary and distinctive textures that enable the band to differentiate themselves from the rest of their contemporaries.
With the song, ‘Chantal’, the show-stopping album Empire, which has a dark and welcoming atmosphere, gets off to a strong start. The music focuses heavily on guitar leads reminiscent of Editors, which echo above the raw crunch that comes from the drum kit. The lady mentioned above serves as the primary source of inspiration for the entirety of the album, and this particular track sets the stage for what is to follow.
‘A House With No Windows’, the most well-known track on the album, became an instant fan favourite because it possesses an edge reminiscent of Joy Division and Sun Ra. The vocals fade in and out of the mix, and the lead singer, Frank, talks about being trapped in a void with tunnel vision and finding it difficult to escape. This song has a hazy atmosphere; one can only imagine how wonderful it would sound reverberating from an underground indie club.
‘All Danced Out’ gives us a moment to catch our breath while simultaneously taking us on a journey with its hazy image. This song exudes a soothing atmosphere throughout its entirety, and Frank provides a vocal performance that is diatonic in tone. ‘Empire’, the album’s finale, pulls us closer and leaves us eager for what the band will come up with next!