Formed in the realms of Melbourne, Australia in the year 2001 is a band named Cut Copy. Cut from a creative looking cloth featuring Dan Whitford on lead vocals, keys & guitar, Tim Hoey on bass & guitar and Mitchell Scott on drums, these guys are the Aussie equivalent to UK’s Hot Chip (but with a little bit more punch for your drum beats!).
Kicking off with the spacey album opener ‘Need You Now,’ it reminds me of a sound that Giorgio Moroder was most famous for, as well as the vocal on this track being almost U2-like towards the end. ‘Take Me Over’ reminds me of well-famous 80’s pop track, which has slipped my mind in writing this review, but it almost sounds like its about to kick into that track in question, but teases and stops before continuing with Cut Copy’s trademark sounds. Wonderful!
‘Aisha’ comes off as a pleasant n’ smooth, near-psychedelic rock track which harkens to the name known as Aisha, whilst ‘Pharaohs & Pyramids’ stands out as one of my favourites with the old skool, acid house vibe about it.
Precious synth patterns, downtempo moments and quality rock stabs are showcased throughout this LP, so we’ve set aside four little audio teasers to give you an indication of where their inspirations have led them and where we think they could be possibly heading in the future.
Overall, it’s a good’en C.C!