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Ged M - Dec 23, 2015
Leading proponents of “froguerock” according to a spoof website, this band from Rouen take inspiration from post-punk, covering Psychic TV’s ‘Unclean’ as a sick, deformed blues and showing the influence of Joy Division and Throbbing Gristle. Three of these songs were used in the first season of Les Revenants, showing that Mogwai didn’t have all the best tunes.
There’s real variety here; 'Invisible Lights' is a desert blues with overloading guitars, aspiring to be a Lynchian soundtrack, while 'Home Run' is a mazy mess of sonic violence, drums beating out a Morse Code warning, while the effects-heavy ‘Sunshine’ is the closest they get to synth-splashed pop. This is all about atmospheres and they create theirs in an impressively cinematic way that doesn’t lack for power and passion.