As a more-or-less native Los Angeleno who grew up running around clubs in the late 1980s and early 1990s in clubs like Club F**k, DAS Bunker and the like, hearing synth-pop like this makes me feel a sense of nostalgia.
Southern California-based Doll Klaw has all the hallmarks of a 1980s indie band – the ethereal vocals, the cold synthesizer, the catchy, dance-ready grooves and a fashion sense that screams ‘retro’. As synthwave is making a comeback, the band have managed to come at a perfect time to take advantage of it.
If you like bands like Red Flag, Xymox, Cocteau Twins or even Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD), the band will provide you a fix. This is probably one of the few bands I’d make a venture into the city to see play live, should such a thing ever be possible ever again.