November 16, 2007
Disco Drive: 'Things To Do Today'
'Angular, rough-edged dancey rock'
8 / 10 The French have given us Serge Gainsbourg and Daft Punk, so we can let them off, but as for the rest of Europe – dance music and assorted Scandinavians aside – us Brits have already made a decision. We just don’t buy their music. Judging by the efforts of Turin punk funkers’ Disco Drive, that’s unfair. Much of the reason why ‘Things To Do Today’ deserves your attention is that they pull off something often attempted, but all too infrequently accomplished – this often sounds like a live album, not a studio one. The way vocal harmonies, raw guitar and electro keyboards intertwine on ‘The Flower Stall’ offer a hint that DD have learnt much from support slots for the likes of Klaxons and !!!. There’s subtlety, too; ‘Find Me Animal’’s minimal drone adds some texture to proceedings among the angular, rough-edged dancey rock. They’re big in Italy. Time for us now, perhaps.
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