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Sad, Electric and Beautiful – The LVE plays ‘Heartbreak Hi’
The LVE. The Antwerp Six know no compromise – ‘Heartbreak Hi’ is sad, electric and beautiful. About heartbreaks and dreams. Slightly more electronic and certainly more stylish. It’s beautiful and tough – but honest.
This album presents a band that has steadily grown with conviction over the past few years. The catchy harmony vocals remain a recognizable factor, but The LVE subtly sets a new course. Where the previous record was compared to work by Eels, Wilco and Marble Sounds, the new songs are more reminiscent of a mix of Matthew E. White, Arcade Fire and Phoenix. Reviewers refer to the “lazy, warm synths, a dance beat and small funky guitar sounds” (damusic) and “glitchy synths and original bass lines” (Indiestyle). Furthermore, the new songs are described as “slightly more electronic, certainly more stylish, with hints of soul combined with pop and modern dance” (WoNoMagzine). The Dutch Muzine writes that “the subtle vocals of Gerrit Van Dyck, which sound like Lou Reed in a good mood, and Sara Raes give a face to the catchy grooves and dreamy melodies that come in wonderfully.”
The LVE is Gerrit Van Dyck (vocals, guitar), Sara Raes (vocals), Bert Van Dyck (guitar, vocals), Thomas Van der Velde (keys, vocals), Rienk Michielsen (bass, vocals) en Joes Brands (drums).