Tanjier have been impressing for some time now with their idiosyncratic take on electronica-infused alt-pop, and latest single ‘Trip’ is no exception. Accompanied by a bizarre, cerebral video, the track conjures the likes of Depeche Mode via Pet Shop Boys, and fizzes with unusual synth patterns and angular percussive lines – a line frequently toed by many emerging bands at present, though perhaps without the same conviction as demonstrated here. A step in the right direction for Tanjier, we’ll likely be seeing much more from the Dublin-based four-piece given time.
‘Trip’ is out now. Tanjier photographed for State by Olga Kuzmenko.