Oberhofer

Posted: September 19, 2012 in Indie Music

I heard these guys’ song, ‘Away Frm U’ on iTunes, and I downloaded it straightaway. OK, I admit it’s a bit of a cheesy title, but it makes up for it with a great song.

There’s a really refreshing blast in the music, with a faster tempo. Whistling in music is generally irritating, but it really fits the song here. I would describe it as more precise than The Monumentos, whose music is more laid-back. From their video, I’d guess that they’ve been around longer. They really make me think of what would happen if there was a live gig with The Maccabees and Phoenix, and even a bit of Friendly Fires  in there.

You get the sense from the lyrics that the song is about a boyfriend and girlfriend, but the album cover gives you a different sense of what the song is about. More a friendship, or maybe both! The (official) video is based in Central Park, New York, and for many people that have recently been to New York, whether you live in New York or the other side of the world, you have a certain sense that the video was filmed in your back garden. The ending of the video is sublime, but you’ll have to watch it yourself to find out what happens.

Let me know what you think.

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