Thursday, 14 June 2012

Swiss Lips - Danz

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

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