LISTEN: REYKO – ‘Hierba Mala’

Soft vocals and atmospheric electronics combine on ‘Hierba Mala’, the latest single from London-based electro-pop duo REYKO. Translating in Spanish as “bad weed”, the song personifies a toxic person and the struggle of someone who’s trying to separate themselves from this unhealthy union.

Consisting of vocalist Soleil and producer Igor, REYKO began making music together on the final project for Igor’s masters degree in music production. Since then, the pair have been busy creating their sultry sounds by mixing numerous styles together, including elements from genres like electro, indie, and trap.

Drenched in lo-fi beats and cinematic synths, ‘Hierba Mala’ is a brooding two and a half minutes of uncertainty, accompanied by an equally moody set of visuals that show the duo walking around London at night. With their soothing, catchy electronic tunes, REYKO continue to impress us with their intoxicating music.

Watch the video for ‘Hierba Mala’ below and follow the band on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington
@kcbobcut

WATCH: Northwest – ‘London’

Although duo Northwest physically released their debut album – simply titled I – in June 2018, they only recently decided to publish it online. Why? well, it was part of the band’s manifesto (which they published on their website) where they decided to give away the digital version of their record to who anybody who personally requested it.

Since then, Northwest have sent 460 hand-written postcards all over the world, each one with an individual code to access the record online. It’s a bold approach to take for a DIY band in the age of the internet, but it’s one that has clearly paid off for the pair. They’ve now shared a music video for ‘London’ their “favourite” track on the album as a celebration of their efforts.

Directed by Ignacio Simón (one half of Northwest) and featuring images from photographer & artist Álvaro Gómez-Pidal, ‘London’ is a beautifully executed, intriguing set of visuals. “This is probably the hardest we’ve ever worked on a song and in a video, and we hope you like it as much as we do” explain the duo, and we’re sure their fans certainly will. Watch the video below…

Photo Credit: Ignacio Hergueta

Kate Crudgington
@KCBobCut