In Review: TWERPS – UNDERLAY (CHAPTER MUSIC / MERGE RECORDS, 2014)

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It’s as if Twerps decided to change their set of reference points for the next wave of songs. The band are adapting to new experiences and the pressure of being a successful band with levels of international notoriety. Musically, they are still as listenable as ever, but I there is a different sense of purpose throughout Underlay.

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In Review: BIG YAWN – FUTURE TRAFFIC (FALLOPIAN TUNES, 2014)

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The songs are almost tribal in their simplicity yet also sound from an age we are yet to reach. The drums pound ritualistically. The synths flutter and swirl organically. They interchange from a punishing grind to heady danceable breakdowns from song to song. Think Tetsuo: The Iron Man blending with Avatar, or Asimov writing Heart of Darkness.

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