Ribbed Music For The Numb Generation - Sohodolls Album Review
The days of twee, politically correct, dumbed down electro pop are over, or at least that's how the Sohodolls see it. Dressed from head to toe like mourners trailing a funeral procession with highly effeminate clothing, fop shirts and thick black eye liner these new romantic revivalists have an impeccable pedigree. Having achieved two top twenty hits, played the O2 Wireless festivals supporting The Klaxons and Daft Punk as well as playing at Hugh Heffners Playboy party in Moscow recently, a fitting setting in light of the bands flamboyant makeup, the band release their hotly anticipated debut album. 'Ribbed Music For The Numb Generation', the quintet's attempt at tapping into their listeners primal senses, covers a kaleidoscope of modern day issues and emotions. Covering everything from strippers and porn (Stripper and Pleasures Of Soho) to police car chases, paranoia and violence (
Sohodolls sound is unlike any other, drawing influences from the sounds of 80's/ 90's new romantic pop and glam rock a multi textured sound that is dominated by synthesized and guitar based melodies is prominent. Offering the innovative and experimental nature of a Kraftwerk or Can composition and the playful, bounding nature of a Cardigans smash hit, Sohodolls take things a step further making tracks their own offering a gritty lyrical content that doesn't shy away from the taboo issues of real life.
Club favourites Prince Harry and Stripper are fast becoming anthemic across the country and rightly so, quite honestly you would struggle to find a more enjoyable round-up of contemporary electro-sleaze.