This is the case when I find it hard to believe that this is a debut album. If this was the new Fever Ray record I’d be 100% satisfied and rank it among the best of the year. And this one’s a first long player by someone? Come. On. One part mid-tempo club beats with neon synths, other part slow moody songs, and a cold wave atmosphere maintained. Not the sorrow kind of cold wave though, but this introvert little wondering headspace—think Röyksopp or Ladytron.
Somehow I went backwards with Protomartyr’s discography. I can conclude that their first album is just as great as the last one.
First, band name. Second, post-punk alternative rock. Bit strange, bit otherworldly. Favourite track: Half Sister.