With an outfit straight from the Bestival fancy dress box, TEED’s Orlando Higginbottom cuts a striking figure, and the likes of Damon Albarn, who enlisted him for his DRC Music project, have already taken note. Five singles down the line – all of which feature here – most of us are now au fait with TEED’s brand of melancholic electro-house, and what you get here is more of the same star-crossed rave-pop. This works best on ‘Garden’, where the back-and- forth male/female vocals, reminiscent of Metronomy’s ‘Everything Goes My Way’, create a sense of longing, and on ‘Household Goods’ where his resigned vocal range imbues the track with strained but well-worn emotion.
File under Melancholy synth pop
Download ‘Promises’, ‘Garden’ ‘Household Goods’, ‘Stronger’
Like it? Try Metronomy ‘The English Riviera (Because)