Any band whose debut single is backed by the hip French label Kitsuné has the potential to be on to a winner, especially when it goes on to appear on their popular Maison Compilation series. So the trendy electro-indie threesome Go Wolf could be expected to make a bit of a splash with their latest release, the slick synthpop production “Talk To You”, out on August 12th via Ooh La La Records.
For the uninitiated, Go Wolf are Chris, Scott and Steve, a Belfast-formed trio that started their musical adventure in 2012. The three met in the most hipster of settings, chatting at a poetry night and ultimately deciding to form a band. Since then they’ve supported acts ranging from the poppy mainstream songsmiths The 1975 to new rave survivors CSS, and their aforementioned debut release “Voices” has some 360,000 listens and counting via streaming service Spotify. Some considerable momentum, then, for their third single to maintain.
Luckily, “Talk To You” has all the makings of another success. Chiming keys and funky guitar licks resonate throughout, coupled with smooth, unabrasive vocals. Fans of chilled, summery synthpop will find “Talk To You” catchy and infectious, and admirers of heavyweights such as Cut Copy and Wild Beasts may find solace in its sleek production and dance floor potential.
There is a slight dashing of pretense, and fans of a rawer synthpop sound may not feel at home with this one, but it should be a certain hit within the confines of the scene that Kitsuné and similar fashion-conscious labels operate in. 6.9/10