Imagine a group of young men, sending messages filled with heavy meaning to its listeners through a hip rock/pop song, and you’ll end up with The Neighbourhood and the new, recently released version of their track Female Robbery. From the LA-based group’s debut EP I’m Sorry, Female Robbery is a fine piece of music which fills any listener’s head with its sick beat, ominously tolling bells and echoing voices, the latter of which give the song its addictive factor and convey a sort of dreary-meets-cool, Lana Del Rey-inspired atmosphere.
Don’t let the video’s genuinely depressing vibe get to you – it’s a great work of visual art to accompany an equally great song, and is to be appreciated for its innovative and artful approach to a dark and brutal concept. I’ll add that the little introductory piece of French monologue, intentionally and ironically mistranslated, adds a lovely layer of classic drama and complements the clip quite well.
Their immersive style makes The Neighbourhood one of the biggest must-hear (and must-see) groups of 2012. Don’t forget to have a listen to the rest of their thoroughly enjoyable music!
The Neighbourhood will be heading out on a US tour supporting The Temper Trap, Maximo Park and Animal Kingdom.
-Abbie Cohen @Abbiewrites