The Voice Tree are a French / Italian, Los Angeles based duo that have been creating synth driven, indie-rock music for a few years now. The 90s influenced nostalgia is apparent in their glistening new single Electromagnetic Pulse taken from their forthcoming EP Apollonia due later this year.
The band have put together for FM a Top 5 playlist of tracks that have shaped their current sound below.
Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
The first line of this song is a message that so many singers can relate to. Régine Chassagne’s voice is hauntingly powerful; the instrumentation reflects a quote of hers that I love: it’s “layered like a diamond with a million cuts in it.”
Placebo – Special Needs
When I close my eyes and listen to this song, I can’t help but envision a giant white empty space. It’s melancholic, yet has an overwhelming sense of comforting nostalgia that’s unique to Brian Molko’s voice.
Pulp – Like a Friend
A revolutionary indie pop track, this song has an intensity that’s addicting. It has one of the most rewarding instrumental build-ups, and Jarvis Cocker’s vocals are mesmerizing, especially with the accompanying vocal harmony.
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
A song that was simply ahead of its time. It’s one of those tracks that when I listen to it -especially after having not heard it for awhile – it sends a chill down my spine.
Metric – Help I’m Alive
This song’s powerful instrumentals are accompanied by an even stronger element – Emily Haines’ vocals. She inspires the hell out of me.
By The Voice Tree for FM