Darkstar-North was the forthcoming album no 4. and all the expectations were met . . although they are a group with a winning formula, they decided to break the mold in search of something more and it succeeds on North. likely named on a rainier, darker day in northern england, focuses less on the rhythmic aspects of Darkstar’s sound, and more on the coarse synthesizers laid over its beats. What’s more, the addition of vocalist James Buttery adds another dimension to the group’s dynamic, both sonically and lyrically. u can decide yourself listening here. i had the chance to see their show at 'rough trade' and it was so good, especially 'dear heartbeat' and a remix on radiohead.
North may be gray, but it’s an intense and gorgeous shade.