Upgrade your pop taste – Tabou are back with more genre crossover bliss

“Now we’ve spoken a lot about these guys before here at Southend Who.
We even did a video interview with them during their recent show supporting Youth Club at Chinnerys a few weeks ago, but due to technical difficulties out of our control the sound got corrupted (we are new to the video-making game, it was totally our fault).

But with or without super trendy local music blogs providing video content, it’s hard to ignore the pop bliss that is Tabou‘s current single ‘Upgrade‘. The subtle phasing synths in the intro build to a slick pop groove, dictated by duelling melodic guitar lines. The way they meander around the vocal melodies is very accomplished stuff. This is polished indie-pop packed with soul.

This single release should only cement the ‘ones to watch’ tag that seems to keep getting stuck to them. Expect a future video interview with them soon from Southend Who (seriously, how hard is it to turn a microphone on, right?).”

Mikey Glenister

There’s Nothing Taboo about Tabou. From The Ashes Of HNTR Comes a Fresh New Project

2015/2016 was a great couple of years for the promising new band HNTR. They were surfing a wave of positive hype, becoming one of the buzz bands in the South East. Then as quickly as this momentum was reaching a peak, they very quietly announced that they were calling it a day. This was no fond farewell though, it was merely just a reshuffle in the ranks and a new battle plan. Goodbye HNTR. Hello Tabou.

The London/Essex 4 piece are quite simply a contemporary joy. Mixing indie, soul and electro pop, this is inventive song writing, which sits very nicely alongside other acts coming out of the Thames Estuary area like Southchurch and Arcaves. Once again, it seems there’s another vital sub scene brewing. This can only be a good thing.

Their debut single ‘Honey’ has already received over 20k plays on their Soundcloud page in only 3 weeks. It seems that the hype from the past has continued into this reimagining. ¬†And rightly so. Tabou are worth keeping your eyes on this year.

Tabou play The Rocksteady in Dalston London this Friday for a FREE ENTRY gig. Don’t miss out!