Friday, 1 March 2013

Vodsel - Neon Euphoria

Single review by kev@thesoundofconfusion.co.uk


The whole 80s synth-pop revival in all its many forms has been going on for an awful long time now and shows no sign of slowing down. Surely many will have got bored and moved on, yet these people are quickly being replaced by others in the hunt for new-wave, electro-pop and post-punk that sounds 30 years old. If you're one of those people then you need to get North West duo Vodsel on your radar. They've just released their eponymous debut album, and along with track samples available on their website they're putting forward this stream to single 'Neon Euphoria'.

If you're particular about which brand of retro electronic sounds you purchase then Vodsel could have you scratching your head with this one. There's a distinctly new-wave vibe, the use of standard instruments along with the synths, and also the production, will bring to mind the lighter end of post-punk. Really though, this is a pop song at heart and the band have been compared to the usual names (Human League, Joy Division, Depeche Mode, Ultravox, The Cure) and we'd like to throw in Soft Cell to that, and there you have the recipe for this track. Depending on your current tolerance to the revival of this particular era you'll either love it or hate it, but whichever, it's a fairly decent tune so it's worth a few moments of your time.



Buy the album from Vodsel's website





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