TRACK REVIEW: MXYM – Pageant | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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A phenomenal rush of euphoria bursting at the seams with character and energy, Pageant is an utter triumph of sputtering synths and hooks so clean you could eat your dinner off them. It’s an incredibly eclectic and engaging piece of pop wonder, with the North East-based artist fusing a disparate range of influences (from Marilyn Manson through to Madonna) together to create something which is entertaining and immediately catchy as hell.

There’s a wonderful undercurrent of emo running through the vibrant soundscape of pounding drums, slashing power chords and arpeggiating synths. It taps into a sound that is always deserving of better representation within the local scene, and MXYM is a refreshingly radical addition to our rapidly diversifying musical community.


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