Hailing from Lille close to Belgium and its electronical influence, Neutral Lies
deliver a blend pop melodies à la Camouflage
and minimal electronics à la Absolute Body Control
. But the band is far from imitating the past, and does not limit to good old references but also injects some techno influences in their sound - especially and unexpectedly in their more mid-tempo tracks.
The quality of both songwriters and vocalists of the duo, make their debut album "A Deceptive Calm" a unique piece to discover, and make you dive slowly into it with each listening. Not an attempt to make dancefloor hit killers, but a whole and consistent album of 11 well-written melancholic electronic songs. Another great discovery for this small but high quality label!