XWHY Music: Dems – Muscle Memory
After drip feeding us new tracks and visuals over the last two years the South London trio that go by the name of Dems have finally released their debut album “Muscle Memory”. The 10 track LP includes well known track “Desire” and “Got No Brains” as well as a rework of one of the first Dems tracks ever recorded “Lioness”.
There is no easy way to describe the Dems sound or a ready made genre category to accommodate them. Their spacey falsetto vocals and introspective style manages to touch upon emotions that you may never had known you had,if it were not for having listen to their music. At the end of every track on the album you almost feel compelled to steal a moment of quiet reflection. Predictably there have been lazy comparisons to luminaries such as The XX and James Blake but for me their is something a little more innocent about Dems, that brings back thoughts of teenage angst and uncertainty.
Having had their tracks receiving radio play from Sohn and Huw Stephens in recent weeks it’s only a matter of time before the masses catch on to sounds of Dems. You can stream the album Soundcloud below or alternatively it can also be found on Spotify. And for those real music supporters, the album can be purchased on Itunes.