Pulsing shuffly stuff from Dev Hynes (him off of Test Icicles and Lightspeed Champion), Forget It is tuneful indie at its most quaintly charming. Tapping into those on-trend rhythms that Foster The People have put to such mass appeal, the Blood Orange project is teasingly eclectic, throwing in a needling guitar solo in halfway through the track. Striking just the right equilibrium between art and pop, Hynes vocals float delicately over the backbeat, hummingbird-like in their deft poise – perfect for those Field Day Festival audiences which they’ll no doubt be charming later this year in Victoria Park. And they’ll be warming up for the festival with support slots for Florence & The Machine in the US and Australia – a busy 2012 in the works then!
Forget It is released on the 12th March.