Hattiesburg, Mississippi sounded familiar. I checked ‘my archives’, my instinct was right, Warren is the same guy from the excellent spacey shoegazers The Starlight Run and d.e.b.b.i.e.
Control Room, the brand new third 2-piece band he is involved in, always with different partners, have just released their debut 4-track cassette/digital EP title “Retreat” filled with classic 80’s flavoured synth-laden post-punk tunes with new wave-y pop undertones and melancholic vocals.
“War” is propelled by hard-hitting, clashing and clapping rhythms, bouncing bassline interspersed by heavy swells of bright, airy synths. The apparently detached vocals and jittery melodic Cure-sque guitar progressions swirl together to form an almost mesmerizing feel laced with darkly intense and wistful emotions.
It’s a nod to the past with a modern twist, simultaneously gloomy and catchy, of innate dreamy quality, albeit pleasantly danceable, making for an infectious listen.
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