Bob Moses: The Blame
The Grammy-winning dance-pop duo shines on a mellow tune featuring washes of synths and melodic vocals.
By Kerry Doole
Bob Moses - The Blame (Domino): The Grammy-winning dance-pop duo of Tom Howie and Jimmy Vallance released a new album, Desire, last Friday, and it is already massing kudos. The title track, a collaboration with electronic musician ZHU, is a hit, with its video grabbing over two million plays, and current single The Blame is also going over well.
It is a mellow and melodic tune that features washes of synths underpinning the multi-tracked vocals, while the dynamic shifts are subtle.
Desire presents six continuously mixed tracks, making for a dancefloor-friendly vibe. A label press release describes the album as "a love tale for the digital age: all about the positives and pitfalls of humanity’s driving wants, especially in these technology-driven times."
Vallance and Howie started Bob Moses in 2012 and signed to Domino two years later. Their 2015 debut album Days Gone By featured the track Tearing Me Up, which was nominated for two Grammys with the RAC remix taking home the trophy for Best Remix Recording (Non-Classical). Bob Moses has also been nominated for three Juno awards.
In quarantine times, Bob Moses has been staying connected with fans through a weekly live-streamed DJ set on YouTube, dubbed the BobCast. On Aug. 28, Bob Moses played a set for Inside Lands, the virtual festival presented by Outside Lands, and The Blame was featured.
Of note: Vallance is the son of famed songwriter/musician Jim Vallance (Bryan Adams).
PR: Kim Juneja, Take Aim
Manager: Geoff Barnett, Red Light Management
Booking Agent: Paradigm Talent Agency