Brooklyn’s TV ON THE RADIO play a live set of new
material from their forthcoming 4AD album that sees them deliver an
addictive and unique blend of new york noise, amped-up electronica,
twitchy, danceable beats, gospel-esq vocals and swathes of
treated guitar into rich and endlessly surprising folds of sound.
Its like Joy Division, Curtis Mayfield, Kraftwerk and, um, Kool &
The Gang. Add the fact that singer Tunde Adebimpe’s hair looks as if
it’s about to leap off his head and claw your face off and Kyp Malone’s
backing vocals sound like Prince deformed by helium-lust into some sort
of Gollum creature, and you’ve got a nail-gnawing, tongue-chewing,
eyeball-spasming comedown classic set of tunes; as razor-sharp as a
sunlight in dilated pupils, as edgy as 11am raps on a pub front door,
as ‘chilled’ as a cocaine heart attack, healthy as hypertension!