Breaths of synth add foreboding to this cracking new track from new wave/synth pop electronic five-piece Model Depose who hails from the Netherlands. Bombs Are Falling is a taster of the band’s sophomore album to be released later on this year and it is a stirring, sonic delight. Pounding, intense synths and hard-edged electronic beats are in perfect harmony with the trademark distinctive strong, narrative vocal of lead singer, Roeland Van der Velde.
It’s a cleverly crafted pop song, with a catchy, repetitive chorus and a percussional pause before the tempo ramps up to a stunning synth fest of electro and techno reverberations that showcase the band’s love of the contrasting sounds of darkness and light. Their music draws you into a world of intense emotions; inspired by melancholia and hope. When performing live, Model Depose are an engaging and charismatic watch who know the importance of close interaction with their audience.
Listen to ‘Bombs Are Falling’ – BELOW:
In 2015 they were welcomed with anticipation at their first shows in the United Kingdom – I was lucky to see them at Bas Productions 2015 (an electronic music festival in Basildon, Essex celebrating old and new synth acts). In 2016 they played their first gig in France and released their excellent debut album, Splitting Light. They have played with names like ABC, Clan of Xymox, Modern English, She Wants Revenge and performed at various festivals & showcases like Eurosonic and Popronde and Bevrijdingsfestival.
In 2017 Model Depose successfully crowdfunded their forthcoming album Damage Control to be released in 2019. Regarding the single, the band state: “Bombs Are Falling is inspired by a personal experience with the stress that might remain after having been in a war zone.”
Bombs Are Falling is a precursor to what the album sound will be like – a band maturing in both their music and lyrics trading their dark fiction for songs of compassion and the human condition.