Friday, 11 October 2013

Sad Disco - Heart

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Considering the nudity in the video it's surprising this hasn't been taken off YouTube yet, still, we won't say anything if you don't. Also, it's hardly gratuitous or over the top and is probably more artistic than anything, and often carefully shrouded. But a word of warning, we'd have to label this slightly NSFW. Although you'll probably get away with it. To the music... Sad Disco are an electro-pop duo (yep, another one) who originate from Athens, Greece, a country that's surprised us in 2013 by shoving plenty of decent new music into our hands. All we hear on the news is the economy and the worrying actions of their far-right Golden Dawn group. It's great to know that the tunes are still flowing.

If you're after something new and challenging then this isn't it. Essentially, 'Heart', which is the duo's debut single, wouldn't have sounded out of place in the top 40 in about 1986. This is retro synth-pop that's not hiding behind a cloak of modern production or carefully-worded press releases pretending that it's something else. It's always refreshing when bands are honest about what they do, and in some strange way it makes the music sound that little bit better, just by knowing that they're being truthful to you. 'Heart' is one of those songs that could easily get stuck in your head and have you surprised when you find yourself whistling along to it later in the day. So there's nothing here you haven't seen before, but if you like a good pop tune then give it a few spins.

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