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Review: Twitch The Ripper – ‘Colorblind’
Synthpop duo Twitch The Ripper impressed all the right people with their debut album ‘Bodiless’ last year earnng high profile slots on tour with the likes of My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, 16Volt, Imperative Reaction and God Module. This time around the pair are releasing their anticipated follow-up through Metropolis Records.
The band have stuck fast to their guns and their classic inspired formula remains intact though with added gloss courtesy of multi-platinum producer Mark Saunders (Erasure, The Cure, Siouxsie and The Banshees). The whole album is imbued with a strangely uplifting, yet melancholic atmosphere with the combination of heartfelt lyrics and emotive melodies. Interestingly the pace of the album doesn’t let up, and with no ballads or slow numbers to derail the momentum they build early on the twelve songs just fly by.
It is pretty difficult to actually judge hich are the definitively stand-out tracks on ‘Colorblind’ as they all work really well, but ‘Safe House’, ‘Strange Behaviour’, ‘Hard To Love’ and ‘Not A Soul insight’ in particular have strong club appeal. However the level of song-writing is so high that every track would work just as well on a dance floor, live or on the hi-fi.
With ‘Colorblind’, Twitch The Ripper have really upped their game and if they continue on this track it wont be too long before they’re being talked about in the same breath as Metropolis’ other genre-defining acts.