Small Black: No Stranger
I first heard 'Small Black' whilst utilizing my parent's satellite radio during a road trip through Northern California. Nicola and I instantly thought..."clearly this must be Bombay Bicycle Club's new side project?!" Occasionally (very rarely) we get it wrong...and this time was one of those rare occurrences. Small Black are in fact a Brooklyn-based quartet who do the whole indie/synthpop thing pretty well.
Members include: Josh Hayden Kolenik (keys // vocals), Ryan Heyner (guitar // keys // vocals), Juan Pieczanski (bass // guitar) and Jeff Curtin (drums // percussion). The vocals of Josh Hayden and Bombay Bicycle Club's Jack Steadman are hauntingly similar; both encompassing a soft-spoken yet hazy sound.
They have just finished up an extensive US & European tour and remain touring in the US with STRFKR.
This is a new band that we can't wait to delve more deeply into.
'Limits of Desire' is available via JAGJAGUWAR.