Last updated: 07/08/2011
Cults are New York boy and girl Brian Oblivion and Madeline Follin, a duo who found themselves at the centre of a blog-buzz storm last year with their two songs Go Outside and Oh My God. Since that rage they’ve bagged themselves a record deal and are readying an album, due May. You Know What I Mean – an irresistible 50’s / 60’s mum pleasing torch song dragged from the imaginary vaults of Motown then drenched with wall of sound splendour reminds us a lot of the much overlooked but brilliant British band Lucky Soul. Inevitably given the major label backing and blog hype, Cults will gain more attention than Lucky Soul ever have, that’s the way the industry works – but as far as we’re concerned all that matters is the music, not who is funding them – and this song is divinely nostalgic. It’s the first hint at what the long-player may sound like.
Cults are currently out on the road stateside and will be back in the UK in May for a number of shows including Brighton’s Great Escape Festival.