Cults - Abducted - Singles - Reviews - Soundblab

Cults - Abducted

by Rich Morris Rating:7 Release Date:2011-04-11

Cults are getting a lot of hype at the moment. Partly, this is because they've assiduously held back information in an age when we're used to having pre-packaged, pre-mythologised acts plonked onto our laps every other minute. Partly, it's their palatable boyfriend/girlfriend cute appeal. Mostly, it's because they make pretty good music.

'Abducted' sounds like The Kills and The Raveonettes but less 'will this do?'. It sounds like The Ting Tings but less punchable. A lo-fi, indie stum-along gives way to a thumping swoon-athon of twinkly synth and Madeline Follin's panicked vocals. It's low-key enough to keep the hipsters happy while still having the requisite pop chops to cross over. However, while that's all well and good, there's nothing here you can't hear elsewhere. Do Cults deserve to be hailed as 2011's indie sensation? The jury's still out over here, but we'll take them over Brother in a heartbeat.

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