Silverclub – Like Cat’s Eyes (Single Review)
I’m impressed. ‘Like Cat’s Eyes’ starts a little tediously, a little drab, a little reminiscent of so many dance-bands who have trailed in the wake of LCD Soundsystem. It’s got a bit of that glitchy, Girl Talk feel, but nothing special.
But it develops, breaking into a more tribal beat. The track opens up and pans out, bass line bouncing around the spectrum and tight percussion dropping little ornaments here and there. The chorus is dreamy, conjuring up MGMT or Foster the People.
A quick listen to the rest of Silverclub‘s debut doesn’t offer much more in terms of variety. It sounds like an album of variants of ‘Skeleton Boy’ by Friendly Fires. But the stark, simple lyrics of ‘No Application’ are worthy of credit, and ‘Like Cat’s Eyes’ seems to follow through the whole work. I’d be happy for any of the songs to come on at the midnight shift in an indistinct indie nightclub – but surely no band should be aiming to make music just for that purpose?
I won’t be keeping up with Silverclub, but I will get hold of ‘Like Cat’s Eyes’. Solid disco fodder.
Silverclub‘s debut album ‘Silverclub’ is out on 18th June.