I went clubbing for the first time in a long time the other week which at my advanced years is probably disgraceful . Putting that aside I found most of the music played that evening dreadfully dull and repetitive and had reached the stage where I never wanted to hear another thudding dance track as long as I drew breath .Then Blind by Hercules And Love Affair came on.
I hadn't heard it before but recognised Antony Hegarty,s voice straight away( I pointed this out to my mates who couldn't have been less interested if I had started talking about the trade deficit with China). It was by far the most interesting thing played all evening . A nice understated bubbling bass line , slightly jazzy arrangement , some cocky brass with the slightly retro disco feel and a discernible melody rather than a relentless beat.
I was able to track it down online and have discovered this has been a big hit in clubs since 2007 .The Frankie Knuckles remix is great as well with swishy strings and piano . An album follows soon and to top it all the bands My Space page lists Kate Bush , Judee Sill and Brian Eno as influences. They don't come much better than that.