Alfah Femmes – “Skunks”


Alfah Femmes are a six-piece from Gdansk, Poland. Their new track “Skunks” shows a convincing blend of synth-pop and post-punk, with a dreamy disposition guided by serene vocals. Past releases from the act showed a sound with more tender vocals and a grungier disposition. With “Skunks,” Alfah Femmes exhibit a more post-punk aesthetic. “Our new single shows our dark-wave face,” the band writes. “We wrote this song during a financial rough patch. The title is Skunks as it mentions how the animals gather together to survive the winter. However desperate the lyrics are, we wanted to keep the music upbeat – what can you do, other than wait the cold nights out?” Throughout the track, pulsing percussion and murmuring vocals provide a hypnotic sensation, escalating around 02:30 as the dark guitar distortion and post-punk percussion combine for great results.

“Skunks” is the first single off Alfah Femmes’ upcoming LP No Need To Die, releasing this fall.

“Skunks” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of January 2020’ Spotify playlist.

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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