If you’ve heard “Girls On Medication”, the shimmering debut UK single from Brooklyn’s Caged Animals, you might think you have them pegged as connoisseurs of perfectly tuned, gorgeously ethereal soundscapes. Their new single “Teflon Heart” however – the first to be taken from the forthcoming debut album “Eat Their Own” – is set to blow those preconceptions out of the water, taking, as it does, a sharp stylistic swerve into bold iconic pop territory.
From the first moment, with it’s swaggering dub-wise bassline, and hugely unlikely but most memorable rhymes, you know this is no ordinary love story ; “you brought me to the cinema, bought me a tarantula, put film in my camera and shot my heart.”
With classic hip hop snares, instantly infectious melodies, and a chorus full of yearning pathos, “Teflon Heart” embellishes an irresistibly ironic pop nous hinted at on Caged Animals’ previously released material, and points to a richly layered debut album (to be released later in the year) full of sonic surprises, and a beguiling emotional heft.
“Teflon Heart” will be available on September 19th, 2011, on gorgeous Pink vinyl (limited to just 500 copies). Cover artwork below and further details here. Pre-order 7″ Vinyl from Rough Trade (UK) or Insound (US)