Thursday, 25 February 2016

Lust For Youth - Stardom / Sudden Ambitions

Article by KevW


It's looking like a busy few months for Lust For Youth. The Danish group are currently gearing up for the release of new album 'Compassion' and will be touring on both sides of the pond in support of the record which is due on March 18th. Starting with SXSW, the trio have dates set on both sides of the US before they head back to Europe for a string gigs. The build-up to 'Compassion' began last year with the single 'Better Looking Brother', and since then two more tracks have been made available, and all come as instant downloads to anyone who pre-orders the album.

The steady synth-pop of 'Stardom' flaunts with darkwave but then adds drips of glistening electronics that lighten the tone to something altogether more ethereal. It's not too far from the excellent retro sounds that Mirrors were crafting a few years ago and sprinkles modern touches all over atmospheric '80s electro. 'Sudden Ambitions' is in keeping with this vibe, but a stomping beat and flashes of early New Order propel it that bit harder while retaining the vintage slant that the band have perfected with an almost dead-pan delivery and synths that could have been recorded thirty years ago. It had seemed as though electro-pop of this kind was beginning to fade from view again, but Lust For Youth are ensuring it stays relevant.





Lust For Youth's website

Buy: 'Compassion'





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