Strobes – Winder: Video Premiere
Watch the video for Winder by Strobes
"A sonic triangle of electrified polyrhythms, spaced-out synth jams and off-kilter beats" is how London three-piece Strobes attempt to describe their occasionally indescribable debut album Brokespeak which was released on 25 Nov via Blood & Biscuits.
Formed of keyboardist Dan Nicholls (who has worked with Squarepusher and Matthew Herbert), drummer Joshua Blackmore (Troyka) and guitar and synth man Matt Calvert (Three Trapped Tigers / Heritage Orchestra), Strobes have created an album that eschews genre and feels free from time-stamps.
Of their new single Winder, taken from Brokespeak, Calvert tells us: “Winder is a good introduction to the typical elements of Dan’s writing for Strobes: fast tempos, weird rhythms disguised as backbeats, and some very nuts 'melodies'.
"Compared to other tracks though, it has a less synthy, quite raw ‘band’ feel. Winder sounds quite live, considering – there’s quite a straight up solo section for Dan and Josh to get their teeth into, whilst the outro is more like a ‘sounds’ solo for me to do glitched-up guitar stuff and laptop processing of the drums."
Strobes play Stay Fresh Fest at The Deaf Institute, Manchester on 28 Jan
Boileroom – Guildford, 1 Feb
Old Blue Last – London, 2 Feb
Hare and Hounds – Birmingham, 3 Feb
Brudenell Social Club – Leeds, 4 Feb
The Canteen – Bristol, 9 Feb
Music Hall – Ramsgate, 10 Feb
Brilliant Corners Festival – Belfast, 11 Mar
Sage (International Jazz Festival) – Gateshead, 31 Mar