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Rubicks / Press

“This album is my album of the year by a mile...I love it... Superb. .... it's got Kraftwerk, New Order, Joy Division, Gary Numan, Yeah Yeah Yeah's, Blondie all mixed up in there. Bring it on. If I could rate this album out of 10 I would give it 12....Brilliant!”

“A ‘nu wave’ band that has lasted? (Their album, ‘In Miniature’ was released back in 2006, Klaxons heyday). Eighties disco-esque pop with female vocalists? Heck, even Britpop? Try as I might Rubicks refuse to slot into any easy journalistic categories. Vanessa (the line up is 2 boys and 2 girls, which might help explain the pendulum of extremities that sometimes appeas), delivers the vocals in a manner that reminds of Shirley Manson of Garbage or Nina Persson of The Cardigans, or a Creme Egg... seemingly strong shelled, but brittle with a vulnerable centre. Combined with the synths swirling around the feisty guitar riffs the whole thing has a bold sense seductive perilousness. A heady tune that will cause serotonin to race around your body, when the ears really tune into the lyrics (of a loved one dying), and mind and body are torn as to what is the right response, and this fissure of emotion is evident throughout.”

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