Track Of The Day 3/8 – STRABE


Believe it or not, summer hasn’t quite disappeared yet. Sure, the UK may be sodden, the deluge running from John o’ Groats to Land’s End, but it’s only August – there’s still fun to be had.

With sun peering out between the clouds, rising duo STRABE have swept in with immaculate timing to unleash their latest banger. The duo – Angelica and Emmet – met in the smoking area at an Irish festival, a fateful Cork encounter that altered the paths of their lives.

Together, they make blissfully restrained pop music – chic, infectious, and playfully inventive, it’s reminiscent of Robyn in places, or even a bit of French gurus Phoenix.

Debut album ‘How Our Love Grows’ is out in October, and new single ‘Honey’ is a top tier bop. Packed with summer energy, you can hear wistful shades of 90s production in there – think the Cranberries and you’d be close – alongside the kind of emotive dancefloor fare Romy has long since made her own.

It’s a slinky disco mover, in other words, and we’re pleasantly hooked. A full video for ‘Honey’ is also online, and you can check it out below.

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