Boomkat Product Review:
Don't pretend you haven't heard it - Jose Gonzalez's Sony endorsed classic 'Heartbeats' is everywhere. From the Sony Bravia advert to any 'heartfelt' Channel 4 advertisement, you know it - and it's not even Gonzalez's song, yep that's what I'm getting to, it's the Knife, who have now (in a very timely fashion) seen it fit to release their latest album. Quite surprisingly for those unfamiliar with the Knife's back catalogue, this is very much an electropop affair, all vintage synth arpeggios, drum machines and effected vocals markedly distant from Gonzelez's Simon & Garfunkel-lite ditties. I can't say this is a bad thing though, for what the Knife do, they manage it very well, and the album is already getting hyped from all corners, Pitchfork already claiming this could be an early contender for album of the year. If you are in any way attracted to the sound of early Human League, John Foxx or Gary Numan, or got terribly excited (as we were) about the Junior Boys classic 'No Exit' album, you should really check out The Knife without delay. Emotional, electrified and with of attitude, if I wore make up then it would be dripping down my face right now. Right?