I’d be the first to admit that I’m not a fan of dubstep. More specifically, I’m not a fan of commercial dubstep – the mindless “filthy wobble” crowd. I was raised on Four Tet and Orbital, a bedroom floor scattered with battered Gatecrasher compilations and a tired yet still brilliant copy of Leftfield’s Leftism – so it’s not like I’m a stranger to any music that isn’t 4 guys surrounding a drumkit. You needn’t worry about Mount Kimbie though, they’re about as far removed from the commercial end of dubstep as it’s possible to be.
Their debut album, Crooks & Lovers was released this week – a beguiling mix of dark brooding tones and light, fragmented vocals. It’s gorgeously ethereal; a lonely and dank collection that continues on the promises laid by their two fantastic EPs last year. ‘Would Know’ is one of the highlights from the LP, and the fantastic video that accompanies its release is the perfect introduction to a pair that have created on of the strongest albums of the year so far. They’re the strongest post-dubstep light for so many reasons, that frankly you’d be a fool not to take notice.
Crooks & Lovers is out now on Hotflush Recordings. You can stream the video for latest single ‘Would Know’ below.