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As inspirational decades go, the 1980’s has always been ripe for picking and it’s seen its fair share of that in the past, with ‘retro’ shows and films soundtracked by early electro or post-punk music aplenty. It’s in this vein that Stock Image approach their own interpretation, and they nail it musically.

Vocally there’s also a double-tracked laconic tone that compares favourably with OG-era vocalists like Gary Numan or OMD’s Andy McCluskey. Even less notable successive nods from bands like The Bravery or Bastille share that delivery. It does however lack the exact cold snark for absolute authenticity, and lyrically perhaps a punchier subject matter would help, but you can definitely hear a 12” extended remix fighting for freedom within the tune.

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