Track of the day... Pin Me Down - Cryptic

It’s a bit of a late review as it’s been a while since it’s release but Pin Me Down - Cryptic (on the Kitsune label), definitely worth mentioning. Cryptic ... to some this will sound like a Bloc Party riff blu-tacked onto a dance beat, while to others a Girls Aloud demo, which actually aren't a million miles apart as the Arctic Monkeys/Girls Aloud mash-up

This is Bloc Party's guitarist Russell Lissack and New York songwriter Milena Mepris paired up side project. It opens with an immediately familiar guitar chop, at first it doesn't quite stick, barely enough to warrant a second listen, but press replay and you won't regret it. "A little bit Cryptic" is the sweetest romp of a chorus, while the indie-esque verses are bizarrely complemented by assured early 90's dance influenced production.

The band made their live debut as a 5-6 piece in May 2008 in London, supporting Yeasayer and headlining several of their own shows. The track features brilliant remixes by Phones(producer and remixer Paul Epworth), Jamie Ellis (of Battle) and Russell Lissack, Dave P & Adam Sparkles and Dubka Cazals. The Vocals of Milena Mepris reminds me of Cindy Lauper, well in a good way…

[PREVIEW] - Cryptic


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