Despite having a name that screams ‘death metal’ at you (well, it did at me anyway) Twin Graves, aka Irish/Blackpool duo Jeremy Aris Polychronopoulos (vocals/guitar) Zarah Lawless (vocals/bass/synth) actually make the most engaging and catchy synth pop this side of Kim Wilde and ABC. Seriously.
If you don’t immediately fall for new single Strife then seriously there must be something wrong with you. Produced by Matt Peel (Eagulls, Bad Breeding) and recorded at The Nave studios in Leeds, its about reaching a crossroads in life and questioning the choices in front of you but ultimately following your heart rather than head. It’s full of gushing synths and singalong boy/girl vocals, and it sits somewhere between Talking Heads and the aforementioned Miss Wilde.
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is high praise indeed. Its out on 17th June – Check it out, here