Album Review: Get Rid by Robots In Disguise

Album Name: Get Rid
Artist: Robots In Disguise
Year/Label: 2006 / Recall

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Review by David Adair

New wave rawness and bite is swirled around in a fuzzy and colourful electro machine, epitomising the sumptuous spirit of the Ladytron and Client combining provocateurs, Sue Denim and Dee Plume.

The thrusting vocal interlocking between the two protagonists of this flighty outfit, decorates a tale of annoyance and the dissipation of an art form through “The DJ’s Got A Gun”.

The murky, but dominant “Girl” drags the contemporary focus on Blondie away from the haven of acting into a modern musical age, by espousing views reminiscent of P J Harvey.

Having recently completed a reputation elevating tour of France, Robots In Disguise impart a cosmopolitan and euro flavoured tinge to their electro exploration, with help from the likes of ‘La Nuit’ and ‘Hot Gossip’.

Their British spirit gushes out in the punk flirting ‘The DJ’s Got A Gun (IAMX Shut Up You Dance Remix) and a powerfully channelled, grinding guitar inclusive cover of The Kinks’ song, ‘You Really Got Me’. The potency and provocation of the vocal onslaught is quite intense at times, as you are lured into the web of seedy exposure by the girls’ playfulness.

‘Get Rid’ is a well put together mixture of roving beats and synths, coupled with thought provoking lyrics and confident vocal delivery.

Posted on June 16, 2006

Track Listing
1. Turn it Up
2 La Nuit
3. The Dj’s Got a Gun
4. You Really Got Me
5. Girl
6. She’s a Colour Scientist
7. Hot Gossip
8. Mirror Mirror
9. Vodoo
10. The Dj’s Got a Gun (Iamx Shut You Dance Remix)
11. Hot Gossip (Iamx Sexual Helium Remix)

[Robots In Disguise Official Site]


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