Indians // I Am Haunted
When it comes to labels like 4AD, there are some very good reasons why their staff get paid to work with music, and you and I do not. Take their newest signing, Indians, the solo project of Copenhagen’s Søren Løkke Juul, who appears to have been plucked out of nowhere with such a fully formed and evocative sound that it all just seems highly suspicious. But, of course, he wasn’t plucked from nowhere, it’s just that in decades of being a record label, 4AD have pretty much worked out the whole ‘discovering new talent’ thing. And it is talent that they’ve discovered in Indians, but in this case the word ‘talent’ is not used as an excuse for barely listenable, raw early demos, but as a compliment to Indians’ blatantly accomplished approach. It’s a talent that’s impossible to ignore on early standout track ‘I Am Haunted’; a collection of haunting washes of guitar and regret-laden lyrics that only the most heartless will be able to resist. Allegedly we can expect a debut album in early 2013, but until then the live session above will have to do.