Lust For Youth

Now a duo of Hannes Norrvide & Malthe Fischer, Copenhagen’s Lust For Youth prove they’re still adept proponents of teenage angst repackaged for the 80s generation and their progeny.

Eurobeat enthusiasts, they occupy a gloomy midpoint between early Depeche Mode and New Order, most notably on Great Concerns, where chiming keyboards and a Hooky bass line are cast in a monochrome glare, and the similarly disposed New Balance Point, where Norrvide’s gobby vocal, delivering loaded lines like “You never once proved selfless/ It never crossed your mind”, dominates.

He sounds drugged, too, on another Depeche doppelganger, the shuddering Venus De Milo, but best is Insignificant, whose increasingly urgent outro could be a shoegazing New Order.

7/10

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Wyndham Wallace

 

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