In VideColour – “Friction Against the Grooves”


The first single from In VideColour, “Friction Against the Grooves” bursts with a hooky sophisti-pop effervescence. Playful vocals and pulsing, bright synths craft a brightly melodic feel, driving especially well past the one-minute turn. Added guitars thereafter contribute a shimmering, psych-laden feeling; the separation between synth-forward moments and those with guitar-based additions play with intrigue, especially as the vocals rise intensely upon added involvement from the bass line and guitar work. “Friction Against the Grooves” is a fully pleasing listen throughout.

The project is the brainchild of South Yorkshire-based musician and sound engineer Sam Auckland. Look for more singles from In VideColour this summer.

“Friction Against the Grooves” and other memorable tracks from this month can also be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of April 2021’ 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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