ALBUM REVIEW: Sink Ya Teeth – Two | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 28.02.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two, the sophomore album from Norwich-based duo Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford AKA Sink Ya Teeth, picks up where their fine eponymous 2018 debut concluded. Expansive swathes of electro and four to the floor house collide with delicious dollops of ESG infused post-punk and Grace Jones vocals to create an album that successfully manages to wear its influences on its sleeve whilst being firmly planted in the present, sometimes you really do need to look back to move forward.

The ladies from Norwich have very quickly become masters of textured musical minimalism, resisting the urge to throw the kitchen sink (ya teeth) at everything, they sprinkle just enough magic dust across each track to always keep things compelling. Opening track, Sweetness, is constructed around a menacing belching analogue bass synth, epic booty shaker The Hot House has the best use of disco cowbell since James Murphy picked up his sticks, the insistent staccato stutter of Shut Down could have been a stone cold Mudd Club classic, whilst album standout track Breathe builds from a muttered synth wrapped around Maria’s finest vocal to date into an exquisite minor key beauty that will unconditionally break your heart.

Sink Ya Teeth have delivered one of the essential records of 2020, Two is an absolute gem from start to finish. Say hello to your new favourite band.

 

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