Blank Dogs “Northern Islands”
Blanks Dogs, who are actually just one man band Mike Sniper, will be shortly releasing their latest record Land and Fixed. I hadn’t heard much from Sniper (who owns the excellent Captured Tracks record label) since his solid Under and Under record, but things have definitely changed on “Northern Islands,” the first track from his new release. Instead of an industrial, Joy Division like gloom and bass, the song reaches towards other 80’s references and is brighter than his previous work. Not sure if this will be a wholesale change or if this is the “new direction” single to grab attention, but it was surprising to say the least and may take a little time to get used to.