Bulla Fey // Alive
As debut tracks go, this one from Brooklyn duo Bulla Fey is a real statement of intent. Conventions and restraint lie strewn in its wake as they go straight for the emotional jugular via glacial synths straight out of a Rustie track and vocalist Dominique Nichelle’s other-worldly voice. When Grimes’ ethereal vocals and FKA Twigs’ welding of twisted pop and electronics are obvious reference points so early in your career, you know you’re doing something right. More than something, in fact, as Alive is one of the most uncompromising debut tracks we’ve stumbled upon in ages – they seem a stark and single-minded prospect who we’ll be following closely in the coming months.