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MIRRORS - Hide and Seek

by Rory McKeown Rating:7.5 Release Date:2010-11-11

Slick pop-noir four-piece Mirrors must have taken huge swigs from a bottle of 80s nostalgia when crafting well-oiled new track 'Hide and Seek'. The suave Brighton popsters borrow heavily from pioneers New Order, Depeche Mode, Gary Numan and the ilk for this avant-garde venture into the tribulations of modern love.

On the back of previous singles 'Look at Me' and 'Into the Heart', 'Hide and Seek' splices an absorbing, thumping bassline doused over a fizzing, heavily-synthed, neon rhythm to create a starry-eyed cacophony of kaleidoscopic electronica. For all its plus points, 'Hide and Seek' sounds all too similar, occasionally knocking on the door of The Killers' 2008 hit 'Human' and often falling into Depeche Mode's 'Enjoy the Silence' territory.

You can come up with all sorts of comparisons and throw-away comments focusing on the music's lack of originality but Mirrors have sincerity to their work that puts some modern electro counterparts - such as the equally-dapper duo Hurts - to shame. Expect to hear a lot more from this chic clique as they cleverly craft a solid launch pad towards front cover stardom.

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