THE WALKING STICKS

By: Caitlin Hoffman
For BiggerThanBeyonce.Com

The Walking Sticks are a watering hole of smooth sound. They’ve got this druggy downtempo vibe that would fit any underground club like a glove. Their EP Send The Night is coming out in December, and I was lucky enough to get a sneak peak. Rest assured, it’ll be a sound addition to your Christmas list.

It’s hard to think when keyboards clog your adrenaline. Kissing You is a video game symphony; listening to Real Thing, I can envision a thousand doe-eyed kids dancing in slow motion. All together, the affect is disorienting and dreamlike- lavender in CGI.

What stands out most for me is Chelsea’s voice. That resounding soul dug deep in my ears, succulent and hypnotic. Were she not in the lead, this group would lose its most remarkable element.

Of course, the boys enhance the magic. Spencer’s reigned-in guitar and Max’s bass beats round out the electro keys both dance upon. Though I’d rather they stick to the instruments while Chelsea kept to the microphone.

I’m not sure dream pop is going to move mountains, but if all they wanna do is make great music, they’re succeeding.

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