New Zealand’s legendary Voom make a spectacular return after a break since 2006 with the dreampop elegance of ‘Magic’, featuring the dulcet tones of Fazerdaze (Amelia Murray). The sparring vocals of Murray and Buzz Moller create a wonderful contrast – Moller’s distinct soft rasp against Murray’s ethereal angelic vocals. The vocals surf over a wave of fuzzy wild guitars and through an angelic chorus. The overall effect is a magical blast of antipodean melodic pop with an anthemic flavour.
‘Magic’ is an infectious, catchy delight.
The accompanying video has the amusing scenario of Murray as a stalker of Voom, and Moller subject to a violent kidnapping, allowing Murray to take over the reigns up front with the masked kidnappers providing backing.
Voom and Fazerdaze? A perfect hit of heavenly pop.
Voom consists of Moller alongside long-time Voomer and Goodshirt member and guitarist Murray Fisher, Lil’ Chief collaborator and bass player Nick Buckton, and drummer Josh Sorenson.
Feature Photograph: Frances Carter