Monday, 1 November 2010

Fenech-Soler - S/T

Despite the melange of genres that this Peterborough band attach to themselves (‘glam’, ‘psychedelic’ to name but a few according to their Facebook page), it is essentially electro-pop in the truest sense of the word. That is not to say, however, that the self titled debut album is not worth a listen. There are some serious floor fillers, despite many tracks being a bit samey. The 80's synth is fun and nostalgic for the first four tracks, especially the single ‘Lies’, but it runs the risk of becoming rapidly irritating, especially in the already crowded electro-pop market.

After being compared to the likes of Friendly Fires and the Klaxons, Fenech-Soler’s ultra radio-friendly record is undoubtedly in for some relentless air play; it is probably only a matter of time before we are all completely ‘Fenech-Soler’ed out. Yes, it’s a weird name, and not a wholly original concept, but it is definitely danceable, fashionable and guaranteed to not leave you alone once word gets out.

Rose Spittles

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