Who are Gateway Drugs? Well, interestingly enough, there are actually two answers: 1) an experimental noise-rock band based out of LA; 2) a chillwave band based out of Cape Town. This post focuses on the latter.
A little over a week ago, Gateway Drugs released their debut album Dare Tonight, which also happens to be the title of this song.
"Dare Tonight" takes a safe approach to music making with a sound that'll likely remind the untrained ear of 80s synth-pop. For others, comparison to the likes of Washed Out and MillionYoung will no doubt be at the top of mind.
But Dare Tonight is no one-trick pony. Its 10 tracks twist and turn through synth-pop variation, each conveying their own fuzzy take on the chillwave genre.
Want to hear more? Stream the full release on SoundCloud.