Cult Blonde – “Danger”

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“Danger” is a suavely engrossing rocker from Cult Blonde, the duo comprising New Zealand-born musician Nathan Seaver and Hawaii-born vocalist Emma Moore. The two formed the project as separate from their psych-rock band, Oceanspace. Cult Blonde embraces a more “feminist New Wave side.” Crafted out of their home studio in New Zealand, “Danger” compels with its confidently suave rock sound and tasteful escalations.

Per the duo, “Danger” is “about knowing what you want, what you don’t, and owning it.” An initial synth-fronted soundscape develops into more twangy rock guitar tones, providing ample momentum for Moore’s assured vocal delivery. “Put me on an aeroplane, danger is my middle name!” Moore exclaims as the final minute begins, sinking into an intoxicating blend of psych-friendly keys. A guitar-fronted playfulness re-appears thereafter, the grungy alt-rock appeal evident in the track’s satiating conclusion.

This track and others featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of July 2022’ 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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