Now here’s something – imagine a collective of feisty northerners in the vein of Reverend & The Makers allied to edgy slabs of LCD-Soundsystem-esque electro. A potent cocktail, and one that Mancunian five-piece Swiss Lips pull off with thrilling ease on hi-energy stormer Danz. It makes for a frenetic exercise in synth power-pop, the kind of thing Duran Duran might have been making if they had kick-started their career in the 21st century rather than the early 80s. The group’s other tracks show a great deal of promise too, U Got The Power ups the quirk considerably – mixing and matching in funky basslines and hedonistic whoops. Grow returns to the Duran-alike sounds, needling synth hooks underpinning another full-throttle up-tempo number.
The band are playing the following upcoming live dates:
16 June LONDON, Lovebox
6 July ABERSOCH, Wakestock
7 July CANTERBURY, Lounge on the Farm
29 July KENDALL, Kendall Calling