Welsh bred band Deaf Club, now based in London are a melting pot of disparate genres, and a solid gold example of how this can not only work, but also astonish. Think The Cure's surreptitious take on goth, full of brooding tautness, then mix that in with the windswept chillwave of Toro Y Moi and you are close to understanding their atmospheric forlorn. Playing this years Dot to Dot, we have a sneaky suspicion that they could be one of this years breaking talents.
Heading up vocals is Polly Mackey, a woman with urgent grace, an imploring voice hinting of past troubles, all making for a compelling sound that will easily stand the test of time. The music itself has all the dramatic elements of Explosions In The Sky. Dropping down to allow Polly's voice to shine through verses, it rockets back in during the chorus, highlighting anxieties with squealing single stringed lead guitar riffs. Having already recorded for the BBC at their Maida Vale Studios, filmed a session for Daytrotter and been highlighted on top music blogs, 2012 is shaping up to be Deaf Club's year. Although not on everyone's radar just yet, we think that Dot to Dot will give them that last final bit of exposure to cement them in on radio playlists and festival line ups the world over. Check out the soundcloud below for a prolific music experience.