Thursday, November 11, 2010
Artist Profile: Voltaire Twins
Voltaire Twins combine an upbeat electro-pop sound, full of hand claps, digital blips and a whirlwind of synthesizers with sometimes cryptic lyrics. "You'll never be friends with them/You'll never be close with them/Like I am," the duo sings over the booming drums and dark, grimy samples of "London."
"D.I.L," with its stuttering beats, shimmering synths and deep bass, reveals a poppier sound, but a grim outlook for newcomers looking to survive in the big city. "The future's bleak for you my dear/So much can change in just a year." "Cabin Fever" trades in the angst for anger, telling an ex-friend/lover off nursery rhyme style. Voltaire Twins offer danceable depression, which in this current economy is lot cheaper than Valium. Take a listen below: