The Oakland, CA-based quartet of Wax Idols had their sophomore effort, Discipline and Desire released through Slumberland Records back in March, and since it’s release the band and their sound have been compared (both fairly and unfairly) to some great British New Wave of the 80s – in particular, their latest single “ Scent of Love” reminds me quite a bit of Siouxsie and Banshees. In fact, the track possesses a similar dark, moody seductiveness …

The video is offers a surreal but dark beauty to go along with the song as Wax Idols’ lead vocalist, Hether Fortune playing three different characters – a man, a prostitute and a gimp in a variety of situations but those situations center around a sadomasochism that’s startling, kind of disturbing and deeply sensual.  

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