Quantum Dot was formed in 2014 and has been releasing artistic indie pop. It’s a curious meld of retro synths and a little splash of industrial power thrown in. The Luxembourg-based trio remind me heavily of SOHN. Expect interesting melodies, atypical setups and some clangs and crashes of percussion when it’s not emulating tiny machines. Capping it all off are the sultry vocals of singer-songwriter Thorunn Egilsdottir. She is also part of the band When Airy Met Fairy and her dream-like qualities work a treat in this musical setting. Quantum Dot have a really interesting approach to their songwriting. All the songs start off played on acoustic instruments first and then are digitally transposed across to electronic instruments. This means there is a version of every song arranged on piano, guitar, bass and violin before any synths make their way in. That’s quite a cool thing for an indie pop band and I’m sure there’s a crowd that’d love an acoustic concert of their songs one day too.
“Breaking Bones” is the lead single from Quantum Dot’s forthcoming EP “Random Casualties” which is due for release on the 14th of October. I love the music video for it, bringing back b-movie sci-fi vibes from the 1950s. It features a man’s head in a cheese bell – seemingly trapped forever at the whim of the lady toying with him outside. Mars Attacks incoming!
Enjoy “Breaking Bones” below. For more information on Quantum Dot, visit their website.
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