By Solid Gold
Straight from Minneapolis, this threesome of synthsters have released their single 'Bible Thumper' in the UK, to be followed by their album 'Body of Water' which apparently is available in Rough Trade stores in London, Paris and Tokyo; how cosmopolitan of them!
The song 'Bible Thumper' offers the listener a mix of low intensity synthesisers that swirl along with guitars and a satisfyingly laidback bass line. Alongside being what sounds like a good club track that you could sway in a knowing way to, it has downbeat vocals that twirl along with the melody. You get a hint of New Order, with the guitars in the background, only without the harsher beat to go with it. It is short though, and one wonders what this track would sound like with a good remix to it, as although it trickles along nicely, you can't help but feel that you have heard something similar before.
A good introductory single and the album will be an interesting listen, one wonders if they can veer off the nice track and throw in some curve balls to deliver an original sound with a synth edge to it.