RAC - 'Dont Talk To' EP

Remixer Andre Allen Anjos is the brains behind ‘Don’t Talk To’, providing a synthy thread running throughout

Photo: Press
  • Release Date 30 Sep, 2013
  • Record Label Interscope
5 / 10
Remixer Andre Allen Anjos is the brains behind ‘Don’t Talk To’, and he provides the synthy thread running between these four songs – but the disparity of the vocalists singing on each track muddles this EP. Bloc Party’s Kele Okereke and one-time Mark Ronson collaborator MNDR head up ‘Let Go’, a song that robs the bassline from The Clash’s ‘Train In Vain’ and pits the vocalists against each other, resulting in Okereke earnestly emoting while MNDR chirpily tells him to “give it up”. Elsewhere Penguin Prison features on the party pop of ‘Hollywood’ which resembles a lost Phoenix song. And Colorado singer Katie Herzig’s coo on ‘We Belong’ offsets the spiralling keyboards in a Vodafone advert kind of way. That’s not a compliment.

Lisa Wright

Share This

More Reviews

Flowdan - 'Disaster Piece' Review

With Skepta and Stormzy dragging hard lyricism into the mainstream, Flowdan’s blunt rap suddenly feels on trend


JPNSGRLS - 'Divorce' Review

The Canadian band bring little to the table with their second album of meat-and-potatoes tunes


'The BFG' - Film Review

Spielberg’s take on the beloved Roald Dahl novel is restrained, nostalgic and sweetly sentimental

Connect With Us
This Week's Magazine