Acey Slade And The Dark Party’s latest EP is a decadent slice of electro-pop that will melt away all of the wax in your bunged up and deprived and incredibly eager lobes.
While the lead-single ‘She Brings Down The Moon‘ material isn’t groundbreaking it does everything that it needs to in that it will almost certainly satisfy every die-hard Slade fan and it will certainly pick him up a new bunch from the electro crowd. Epic keyboard work slides effortlessly over humming guitars and strong drums throughout to create a powerful and emotive track that many will identify with. If you are a fan of contemporary Industrial-tinged acts like Black Light Burns, Emigrate and even Patrick Wolf, then you will find something to enjoy here – this is evocative and vibrant stuff. While Acey’s vocals remain raw as ever, the result there seems to be a real strength and honesty applied to the words and as such The Dark Party seem to have all the potential to take on festivals and arenas together at some point in the near future. It should be noted that there are some tasty remixes of ‘SBDTM‘ tagged on here along with a totally bombastic punk feast titled ‘I Dare You’ and an distortion-fed cover of The Cult’s ‘She Sells Sanctuary’. These tunes collectively stand out above the single and make this whole CD worth a good few listens at least. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. As long as these guys are touring with glitter on their faces (and possibly on their underwear?) the spirit of glam will prosper.
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Watch the video for ‘She Brings Down The Moon‘ below: