Meet You is the debut album of a kind of garage-pop supergroup, made up of members of Dirty Beaches, Ketamines, Tough Age and Zebrassieres. Obviously these guys know what to do, and the resulting ten tracks of motorik-driven, synth-shine and guitar-twang music really hit the spot. Released by Deranged.
7/10 Clinton Staff review, 22 March 2017
Some days I'm just grateful that any of the music we sell is available to be listened to without us having to rip the record open and ruining for everyone else with our chocolatey fingers. Century Palm have thankfully helped me out here and their music consists of the sort of thing that may spew forth from anyone who has heard a spot or two of Devo. Therefore they remind me lots of Leeds very own Cowtown but they aren't quite as rampant, quite as dynamic or quite as, let's be fair, good.
'Meet You' is a series of supercharged post punk songs with jerky rhythms, robotic vocals and lots of fizzing early '80s synths. Sometimes they are weirdly dreamy on 'Then You're Gone' they play with the same riff endlessly and you end of kind of seeping away into the sort of fug you might get into while listening to a later period Wire record whilst 'Sick Of It' re-appropriates a Guided By Voices riff into some kind of post Roxy Music glam punk with a sax wailing away all over it. Kind of Bowie-ish now I come to think of it.
There's hints at greatness here, you can imagine these songs becoming a blast live, they motorik beats and simplicity of arrangements are perfect for dancing weirdly to.
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