Washington, DC, duo Lindsay Pitts and Clifford John aka GEMS has something of a unique touch about them. Their dark, emotive and complex take on the ‘dream pop’ genre is pretty specail. They will release their debut EP Medusa next month and have streamed the self-titled track from it in advance.
Bracketing their sound somewhere between The XX and The Knife; Gems really kill it on Medusa. With an arrangement of boy-gal harmonies which lace together and bounce off each other with a delicate ease; while the pulsating percussion beats and Psychedelic guitar lines provide an atmospheric backdrop to the tracks vocals. Take a listen below and see if you agree:
GEMS release their debut EP Medusa on November 12 in the U.S.