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Clouds Hill Recordings

Released: 26.10.18

 

 

 

 

 

The best feature of Wargirl is the risks they choose to take. Their self-titled debut album could well have been produced to sound like a standard, guitar-driven, collection of (very good) tracks, yet instead the collective have gone looking in another direction, challenging themselves to find interesting electronic sounds and textures. What they found should turn them into pop art prophets.

Right from opener and standout track Poison, the album bustles with a cocky swagger and bravado. Light synths, menacing bass lines and essential handclaps turn their blend of pop into the coolest slice of guitar electronica since The Dandy Warhol’s Welcome To The Monkey House, a style which persists across a knock-out debut full of sass, spirit and sing-alongs. A must.

 

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