When I read that a band sounds “retro”, I immediately think of the drivel chruned out by various “the” bands, who are trying desperately to be Joy Division or their counterparts. But then you have the few groups who can actually bring off the label, and Chromeo do that, and much more.
The Montreal duo of Pee Thug and Dave 1 are Sparks for the noughties. With their disco infused synths and voicebox operatics, you can’t help but shuffle around imagining you’re wearing an all white suit, white slacks and a skinny tie.
Needy Girl comes from 2004’s She’s In Control album and is a perfect example of what you can expect from the Canadians. The chorus says it all: “You’re a needy girl, I can see it when I look into your big brown eyes… it’s all about what you want, what you say, how you feel, how you play the game”. Just what you wanna hear around Valentine’s Day innit!
With a new album, Fancy Footwork coming out in May, make sure you lap this stuff up to get you in the mood for the release.