Sometimes one is tempted to shelve an artist after just having heard the first couple of chords and to form a ready-made opinion. But this is exactly what shouldn’t happen to you with Brainchild. The Basel quartet led by singer and songwriter Antonin Queloz have cultivated a way to flirt with pop clichés without mindcuffs and boil them down to an individual, fresh form.

With a knack for clever arrangements and Queloz’ distinctive and warm voice, Brainchild provide a fresh splash of colour in the Swiss music landscape and the band will certainly be heard from again more often in the near future.