There is probably a part of me that adores ‘Video Kid’ because it could only have come from someone with an appreciation of that section of 80’s music that wasn’t disposable. Struggling to be heard above this songs gene pool of influences are slices of electro pop, new romanticism and a liberal spray from the Joe Elliott School of anthemic guitars. The Birthday Massacre are from Toronto, sport inordinate amounts of makeup and should be rightly proud of the click rate for their songs on myspace. ‘Video Kid’ is a galloping monstrosity, best served at weekends when its frantic diversions can be enjoyed with a glass of alcohol. Just perfect for those Placebo fans who’d like to wig out and enjoy what’s bubbling under from the other side of the pond. Enjoy these gloriously dark times. KD
The Birthday Massacre – Video Kid
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