I am a firm believer that when pop is done well, it is can be the best genre of music; pop at it’s best is fun, exciting and even life-affirming.
Berlin-based band Ballet School are a perfect example of this, they make indie-pop which is light, fun and catchy.In my opinion, they are one of the most exciting new bands at the moment and they seem to be getting better and better. Despite their small body of work, their fan base is growing rapidly and are gaining considerable momentum in their yet-to-be-introduced debut album, due late this year/early next year.
Their official debut single Heartbeat Overdrive is potentially the most uplifting song I have ever heard, the combination of the guitar-led soft electronic production and Rosie Blair’s soaring semi-operatic coos create one of the most irresistible pop offerings of recent years. Their track Ghost is a Guitar and Piano-led hook fest which sounds like Two Door Cinema Club meets Cocteau Twins. But it is on my personal favourite All Things Return At Night where Ballet School show what they’re truly capable of, lead singer Rosie Blair unleashes her mighty falsetto over a bouncy riff, the result being 3 minutes 39 seconds of pure pop genius.
Ballet School may be a bit bizarre at times, but they are a breath of fresh air and I have every faith that their debut album will be sensational.
Check out some of their tunes below and prepare to smile: