Blissed Out

It was the London debut of Washed Out at Cargo last night. Washed Out (Ernest Greene to his friends) is one of the stars of the hyped but possibly non-existent microgenre of dreamwave (also known, with varying levels of irony, as chillwave and — oh come on — glo-fi). WO’s laptop synths and reverb-sodden vocals could have struggled to connect on an appropriately damp evening, but with support act Small Black joining Greene to add muscle to gems like ‘New Theory’ and ‘Feel It All Around’, the effect wasn’t so much dreamy as full-on ravey.

Belated props also to Sleigh Bells: the MIA-sponsored duo tore the roof off the Macbeth a couple of weeks ago and are surely headed for hugeness.

Download: Washed Out ‘New Theory’ (via KEXP)

Download: Sleigh Bells – “Rill Rill” (via Potholes In My Blog)

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