As befits a ‘neo post punk‘ band they are grooving it up with some synths, like an alternate universe where Ian Curtis stayed alive and Joy Division discovered pop and synths joined by Gillian Gilbert and New Order didn’t -have to- come into being (but I’m glad they do exist). It’s sort of pleasing that although the sadness of Curtis’ suicide remains, his work goes on and becomes part of a new synthesis of music that in turn suggests what might have been, yes a bit retro but also evocative of possibilities that history denied us. Also, Choooooon!
‘Darling, just don’t put down your guns yet,
if there really was a God here,
he’d have raised a hand by now.’