Album Review: Imaad Wasif – The Voidist
(Published in the BLOODY NME! AGAIN! YES!)
From the top of his Noel Fielding-with-his-fingers-in-a-power-socket hair to the bottom of his pointy shoes, sometimes Yeah Yeah Yeahs fret-botherer Imaad Wasif is painfully cool. And, unsurprisingly enough, ‘The Voidist’ is an album of grandiose indie so trendy it’ll have Allison Mosshart quaking in her converses – ‘Priestess’ is a spunky, Muse-esque slice of melodrama, topped by Wasif’s deftly pirouetting croon, while ‘Return To You’ is indie-rock so fixated on its own American Apparel-clad navel it could’ve easily rubbed shoulders with Yorke & Co. on the last Twilight OST – in short, ‘The Voidist’ is bound to make legions of indie kids cream their skinny jeans, but all for good reason.
Download: ‘Priestess’, ‘Widow Wing’