August 30, 2004

There's no music on my radio


The girls above, from the UK group Client, don't want you to know their names. They'd rather be known as Client A and Client B. They don't like to show their faces either, just their legs. Or sometimes their chins.

But I am here to bust this mystery wide open: There is a blonde bird up there who is actually Sarah Blackwood, the voice of the late 90's group Dubstar. That band did lovely electropop - a total Pet Shop Boys sensibility, with similarly sharp lyrics. But doesn't it always happen? After two brilliant CDs, they dropped a viciously stinky turd and, in turn, got dropped by their label. So Sarah started this new group with another chick -I don't care about the brunette - and they are the first release from Andy Fletcher's label (Andy's a Depeche Moder).

Client is a variation on the Brit blonde/brunette archetype created by the positively iconic Joanne and Susan of Human League. Get on this, because they are good. The first single from their new album is called "Radio" and I say it is pulsing music for driving in your Delorean. Hear it here and now.

Album City is out on September 27, but their debut album is still available in the US.

1 comment:

Mo said...

No question, these guys sound 80ish but they're still hardcore. Dubstar was far more progressive. I can play stars and people ask if it's a new band.