When you find out they come from Sweden it starts to make sense because there is plenty of the Knife’s edgy dance sensibilities on show. Then again, ‘Portion Control’ could also have easily slipped out as an appreciative cousin of ‘Voodoo Ray’ back in the late eighties. Glancing at their website is hardly a revelatory experience (gothic image of ravenous crow atop a skull) but that said these kids are just fresh arty types from the Swedish capital who would like to let the music do the talking for them. And anyway their influences are not that difficult to spot. New wave is certainly an enduring theme with New Order/Joy Division the likely recipients of the most bedroom wall poster space. Is this industrial, is this a disease, is this dire straits? Who cares when there are ample portions for all the cunning foxes that happen upon this quartet. KD
The Kid – Portion Control
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