Here’s an erogenous and palpitating piece of electronica for you. Remember Run Toto Run and their Hype Machine storming cover version of Passion Pit’s Sleepyhead? It may have given the group a reputation as twee fun time hipsters, but there’s actually a lot more to them than that – they’re a band that continue to develop and explore the quirkier edges of d-i-y computerised pop. Now the Breaking More Waves favourites are back with a new song - no doubt if you’re a regular reader you’ll already be familiar with their recent output such as The Low Blow (here) and their David Bowie cover of Little Wonder (here)
The new Run Toto Run song is called This Is A Lull and comes complete with a raw trippy video (fans of the animal heads in the Sleepyhead video should be pleased to see who / what is holding the fan at the start of the film). The song starts off with one recurring minimal synth throb before halfway through taking an even more satisfying detour. It’s Robot-pop made by humans, a flirty mix of warm female vocals and magical modulations.
Run Toto Run are spending a significant amount of their time gigging between London and their home of Manchester and have now played with the likes of Ellie Goulding, The Noisettes, Everything Everything, Neon Indian and Gold Panda; we look forward to hearing more from the group in 2011 and hope that they make a return to our own south coast location at some point.
Run Toto Run - This Is A Lull by Breaking More Waves