The last time we featured sibling duo Champs on Breaking More Waves was way back in July 2013. Time flies. Now here they are about to release their second album and from it we’re streaming the title track and new song Vamala. What or who is a Vamala we hear you ask? Well a quick sniff around the internet suggests that it’s just a made up word. ““I was demoing a song, and I was just mumbling, trying to get a good melody to go over the top, just shouting different kind of phrases which were basically just gobbledigook,” Michael of the band told Yoppul website in an interview (here).
Starting with just a sparse drumbeat Vamala really kicks in when it gets to the chorus, with a floaty falsetto providing a hook that will get inside your head after just one listen. If you like it then save your pennies / dollars / euros or whatever currency you use to purchase their album from the 23rd February. Then if you have any change catch them on tour as well (dates here).
Champs - Vamala