It’s difficult to believe we’re not knee-deep in summer by now, with the mountains of sunny picnic-worthy LPs we’ve been wading through, and Melbourne’s Snakadaktal have their flag firmly planted at the top.
The latest single to be lifted from their debut album Sleep in the Water, ’Fall Underneath’, opens with a Grimes-esque synth beat, but instead of filling our ears with chaotic electronica, we’re delighted with soothing, cascading waves of Snakadaktal’s dream pop.
Keyboardist and vocalist Phoebe Cockburn lends the perfect layer of heavenly transcendence, and echoes the kind of ethereal vocals we’ve been digging lately from Emma Louise and Polica’s Channy Leaneagh, fit for leading a track or paring back to support Snakadaktal’s male vocals.
It’s these kind of entrancing vocals that lull us into contentedness in the face of casual reminders of mortality: ”Well, I don’t know if there’s treasures in the ocean / Or if death will whisk me far away.” There’s a morbid security in drowning amongst soft waves of Snakadatal’s synths.
The entire LP is a glorious landscape of dreamy synth pop and available through iTunes now!