"Electronic Art Pop Masterpiece" - FourCulture Magazine
"Moody pop music with subtle beats, throttled guitar riffs, and shiny synths" - Bandcamp
"Today's Top Tune" @ KCRW - March 19h 2015
The Controversy is a collaborative artist project between Thomas Hjorth (Denmark), Laura Vall (Spain) and Amy White (US/Spain) set in Los Angeles, CA.
They invite you on a journey through intricate electronic beats, psychedelic ambiance, and lush pop melodies. The Controversy have been proclaimed as one of the Best Artists of 2014, and their latest album, "Don't Count On Me," has been named an "electronic art-pop masterpiece" by FourCulture Magazine. KCRW featured their single, "TwoVoices," as Today's Top Tune on March 19th 2015, and U&I Magazine named "Queen of Chinatown" their #1 Single of 2014. Bandcamp describes the album as "moody pop music that's turning heads." Buzzbands LA, Free Bike Valet Magazine, The Deli Magazine, El Periodico, Polari UK and Impose Magazine (amongst many others) have also featured and premiered their work.
The Controversy's sound is influenced by artists like St Vincent, Beck, Air, Miike Snow, Portishead, Bjork, Radiohead, M83 and Massive Attack. Their music has been described as "seamless mash up of electronica with psychedelic rock; infectious pop songs which merge the melodies of 80's Depeche Mode and OMD with a touch of The Knife and Metronomy."