Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Feature Album Review - Cut Copy: In Ghost Colours


It’s been quite a while between releases for Melbourne based indie-synth-electro popsters, Cut Copy. But in that time they’ve built up an international reputation as some of the best in the business. Having toured with the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Bloc Party and Daft Punk, winning hearts all the while.

Now with the eventual release of their sophomore album, In Ghost Colours, after a delay with the Australian release in order to coincide with the international one, things seem more promising then ever before. The boys are set to spend the rest of ‘08 touring, promoting and just generally spreading the Cut Copy love.

And if the new album itself is anything to go by then they should have a fairly easy time of it. In Ghost Colours picks up where their debut left off with an electro 80’s vibe that’s more then a little addictive. Although, this time around they’ve added something extra, something I can only think to describe as depth.

The new album is just as fun and easy to listen to as the last but there’s an added level of emotion and integrity which gives it a definite edge. Making for a stronger and more relatable sound.

I think the real standout for me would have to be the incredible opener, ’Feel The Love’ which somehow reminds me of an early Dappled Cities, way back when they were still “fly”. Other tracks worth mentioning include the two singles so far, ‘Lights and Music’ and ‘So Haunted’ as well as ‘Out There On The Ice’, ‘Unforgettable Season’ and ‘Strangers In The Wind’.

Cut Copy’s, In Ghost Colours is a rare kind of album. The kind which has the ability to appeal to almost all indie lovers out there. Whether you’re a fan of the ever growing electro phenomenon or prefer more traditionally structured pop songs then you‘re sure to find something to suit. It’s the kind of record that is both instant and a grower. It’s out now through Modular. I definitely recommend checking it out for yourself.

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