INDIGO CHILD‘s sleek psych pop may have come of age amid the Big Smoke’s suffocating bustle, but it’s far more fitting of the snaky trees and dishevelled wilderness.
‘Shangri La’ is like Prince fronting a sedate Flaming Lips in the belly of the forest, with its 60s vibe bass, soft-focus spin on Nuggets-era garage rock and floaty falsetto. The daze-inducing backing vocals are stellar too, cooing like warped pan pipes all over the London duo’s downtempo refrain.
As second singles go, this one is an infectious and mind-expanding trip, which makes us think (with some certainty) that they’ll be uttered in the same breath as Tame Impala and UMO this time next year. If we’re wrong, we’ll eat our headdress.