Boomkat Product Review:
Last seen making their UK album debut on Soul Jazz for their 2008 album Let Your Xs Be Ys, Brazilian duo Tetine return with a fresh collection of tropical punk-funk and new-wave inspired electro-pop. As if to properly reintroduce what it is this band do, opening track 'Tropical Punk' lays it plain: Bruno Verner takes the vocal, fronting a mix of catchy drum machines and melodic, almost ESG-like basslines. Maximising dancefloor potential, 'Yr Daughter Lies' finds processed, abstract guitars and electronics weaving their way through a disco soundscape with mutant vocals drifting around in the mix. The album continues to deliver poppy, instant gratification right through to 'It's A Brotherhood, on which Eliete Mejorado delivers a spoken-word vocal over a modulating, midtempo synth-pop backdrop. It's a rare moment to catch breath before the band propel themselves back in the direction of more baile-punk fun on 'Nao' and beyond.