The Afteraffects – “What You Do to Me”


The Glasgow-based duo of Alan Montgomery and Ricky Kyle comprise The AfterAffects, a project that combines elements of house, electro, and rock for a sound that essentially merges the ’80s, ’90s, and ’00s with ferociously infectious intent. Montgomery’s soulful vocals lend to Kyle’s atmospheric production, with more spacious moments resembling Depeche Mode, while hooks bustle in the vein of Pet Shop Boys and house-tinged synth-pop influences. These vocals are full of hypnotic repetition – a good choice for this stylistic hybrid – and the swelling, evolving synths combine with a ghostly backing choir of sorts to make a memorable sound that sticks with you.

The track’s video is below:

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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