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Album Review: Gazelle Twin - 'The Entire City'

Art-pop triumph

Album Review: Gazelle Twin  - 'The Entire City'

8 / 10 Props to Gazelle Twin, alias Elizabeth Walling, for dispelling the myth that costumed popsters are destined to set up shop, suckle the drooping teat of gimmickry and leave, empty-handed, -brained and -souled. On stage, Walling becomes a sexually ambiguous, Max Ernst-inspired creature of the night, whose wildly unhinged moans sound like Fever Ray joining hands with These New Puritans at winter solstice and cavorting round a totem pole.

From choral chill ('Concrete Mother', every inch the loveless monolith its title suggests), to jittery 'Hail To The Thief'-era Radiohead malaise (‘Men Like Gods’), it’s a triumph of art-pop splendour – equal parts terror and temerity.

Jazz Monroe

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