Since the recent news of King Krule’s side-project Edgar The Beatmaker, we’ve unearthed a few other talents associated with the young musician. The latest is South London five-piece Haraket, makers of sometimes moody, sometimes melodic soundscapes. In the band’s press release a comparison is made with Underworld, but given our own Bristol connection we’d find it hard not to state the obvious: lead track Taint instantly recalls a slightly less dreamy, Glorybox–era Portishead, largely down to the vocals of Abigail Hardiman. Attgo however, is a whole different entity. Brooding synth lines and cavernous bass hark back to Dubstep’s earlier days, while Ogul-can Genc’s echoing vocals create an altogether dramatic affair. In a interview with The Fly, King Krule spoke about wanting to form a creative hub of art and music that he thinks is lacking for his generation. On the evidence of the numerous project’s he’s associated with – Haraket now being another to add to the list – he, and they, seem to be on the right track.
Taint/Attgo is out now on Melodica Recordings, headed up by Chris Coco, who recently did a Bristol Special on his popular radio show. The 12″ vinyl is out today and comes with two great remixes from Djrum and King Krule & Jamie Isaac (below), while the digital release has an extra rework from Mokadem.