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Rescue Cat - Luxury Pop

by Paul Downey Rating:9 Release Date:2010-09-27

A warm welcome to 1985, with the sounds of Rescue Cat, synth pop extraodinare. I say this not with tongue firmly in cheek - this EP is straight out of the 80s. Thankfully, it takes the good things from that era and provides a modern spin on it.

The aptly titled Luxury Pop EP has some innovative moments of real quality, which completely justify the hype of Jay-Z stalwart Mr Hudson. Main track 'Under Your Colours' is a blast of electro pop which recalls the sounds of Tears for Fears and possibly even Depeche Mode around their Speak and Spell period.

'Under Your Colours' is remixed for the final track of this EP by Eames, who provides the song with a more modern dance sound, without taking away the simplistics which make the track instantly accessible.The weirdly titled 'Fischer vs Spassky' is more of the same melodies, and plays on more darker themes with pop melodies, something The Smiths so effortlessly achieved in the 80s. The female backing vocals here richly compliment the track and give it a fuller feel, but the 80s feel is very much maintained. Third track 'L.O.V.E' is straight out the New Order back catalogue, with its catchy hooks and riffs making it a pure three minute pop gem.

Mr Hudson is a believer, so am I. The question is: why aren't you?

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