Katie Cruel - City City - Singles - Reviews - Soundblab

Katie Cruel - City City

by Rich Morris Rating:6 Release Date:2013-08-15

Katie Cruel's music mixes angry-lady singer-songwriter snarl and smoulder (think PJ Harvey or Anna Calvi) with a bit of latter-day Depeche Mode industrial clankiness. Which means that the production, blending smoking, bluesy guitar twangs with sparse, doomy percussion, is pretty great. Unfortunately, there's not much of a song underneath it all, just a well put-together sulk. Katie needs some punchier material to put her name on the map.

On the 'flip', as nobody says these days, we have a couple of decent remixes by Timo Maas and Santos. Oddly, these are mostly straight-ahead house affairs, which makes you wonder who Katie's demographic is. Strange.

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Keep meaning to listen to more Handsome Family, only know a few tracks. Will give this album a go!

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I can flick you a sample via Dropbox if you'd like

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