CMU Approved

Approved: Dems – Houses EP

By | Published on Thursday 29 September 2011


Dems first appeared in the Approved slot way back in the mists of time when it was a freshly conceived solo project of a guy called Dan Moss. He threw a couple of free downloads up on Bandcamp and watched as they gained fast momentum, getting airplay on Xfm and later having ‘Lioness’ named a Record Of The Week by Rob da Bank on his Radio 1 show.

That was all more than a year ago now, and thankfully Moss took a step back from the hype and went away to properly fashion the venture into something that could survive such a sudden burst of attention. Now a three-piece, Dems return with their debut EP, ‘House’, in November. Released through Bad Life, it will feature two original songs, ‘House’ and ‘Down On You’, plus remixes by Evil Nine, TWR72 and Jean Nipon.

Maintaining the understated pop sound of those initial releases, there’s a slight melancholy to the music, but presented with upbeat rhythms and great hooks. Listen to both ‘House’ and ‘Down On You’ on SoundCloud.