“…Kind of disturbing but utterly genius.” Electroqueer
“Skiddling into the realms of being full-blown electro-pop smashes, while retaining a classy club credibility.” NME
Torontonian quartet, Azari & III have announced their debut self-titled album for release on 8th August on Turbo Recordings / Loose Lips Records / Modular. It follows the release of the single ‘Hungry For The Power,’ which erupted a storm of awe on the underground music scene, and a collaborative track ‘Stay Here’ with Friendly Fires in 2010. The record is set to become the sound of a dystopian summer with their innately brooding beat and sordid-pop edge.
Azari & III’s unique blend of moody electronica, dark yet hooky vocal choruses and analog-thick rhythms has earned them a hardcore following and sees this album as one of the most-anticipated in the calendar. The four-piece, consisting of producer/musicians Dinamo Azari and Alixander III with vocalists Fritz Helder and Starving Yet Full, have crafted a defining sound that relishes in its references while maintaining a future perspective.
From the velvety refrains of ‘Reckless With Your Love’ through to the creeping melancholy of ‘Manhooker’ and the unhinged technopera of ‘Undecided’, their album possesses an individual classic-future feel, with trademark lush synthesizations, biting soulful chorus’s and ominous overtones.