First Jay Z big ups indie rock, then upstarts like The Weeknd and Frank Ocean start to put an alt spin on modern R&B. Continuing in the latter direction, Vancouver duo Evy Jane claim to be inspired by "UK bass, gospel and noise". Their first single, "Sayso", is a little more straightforward than that; it could almost be a Weeknd remix of a mainstream R&B track. Certainly Evelyn Mason's ethereal vocals combine dream pop with the immediacy of tradition-bound neo-soul. It's Jeremiah Klein's murky analogue beats that draw a line in the sand and evoke the "experimental" tag.
Evy Jane the EP will be released on vinyl February 20 by King Deluxe, with a digital version to follow. The vinyl can be pre-ordered here.