Friday, 11 October 2013

#179: Cults - Static



October 14 2013 (Columbia)


Despite being recorded amidst the throes of a romantic break-up between Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, the forthcoming album 'Static' from New York duo Cults lacks any of the underlying bitterness expected from an album that's the product of a parting of ways. Indeed, rather than air their own personal grievances, the duo have opted to make a record that, like it's predecessor, is sweet, sugary and encased in a veneer of silky smooth production. However, whilst 2011's self-titled début was full of twee pop twinkles and xylophone fills, 'Static' offers a far less saccharine listening experience, as Follin's trademark sweetness is offset by a more mature undercurrent, particularly on the latter half of the record.

This review was originally written for Little Indie Blogs. Click here to read in full.