Boomkat Product Review:
A direct successor to the art-school bands of yore, FOUND’s debut album is a near-flawless blend of the kind of indie-rawk we just don’t see enough of any more and the sort of blips and drum machine bounces you’d usually associate with Hot Chip. In this, FOUND are the perfect Chemikal Underground act, at times I’m reminded of early Delgados or late (electro-era) Bis, and at others there is more of a push towards the last few years of electronic pop. The album title ‘Factorycraft’ seems like a sly nod to the obsession with Factory-era electronic pop, and while the record has more than enough electronics and pops like a motherfu%%er, it would be hard to lump it into the post-New Order/Joy Division cold wave bracket. Rather FOUND create a cool, melancholy, shimmering brand of electronic pop, one just as informed by the hazey compositions of Kevin Shields as by any Manchester band history might have framed as ‘classic’. Very good stuff, and well worth a look.