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I’ve been wondering all day about what I was gonna write to this one. After following five-piece Virgin Suicide for quite some time now, seeing them at both festivals and venues and catching both songs and album released, you get to a point where you need ‘em to take that extra step. That goes for every ‘upcoming’ act you start following, obviously.
By giving myself almost a day before starting writing, I’ve given myself a day with this song (and, every now and then, the release from Kellermensch – glad to have you back, guys!). I’ve been listening to this song, You Hate the Way I Feel, over and over again, and suddenly it hits me; isn’t this exactly what I’ve been wanting from these guys?
The Copenhagen-based five-piece consiting of Martin Grønne, Terkel Atsushi Røjle, Simon Thoft Jensen, Kristian Schøtt Kyvsgaard, Jeppe Østergaard has some of that 80’s thingy that a LOT of bands practice these days, but they’ve always been one of those acts who had their own sound. Their own version of a trend – hell, the might even be one of the bands who started it, who knows. It’s catchy as fuck, but after a while, with the same material, that’s exactly what you’re left with – catchy music.
Instead of giving us another jolly dance-along-summer-track (and trust me, I like these guys and what they do), they’ve found a way to maintain that Virgin Suicide-sound and at the same time tearing it apart. Just by doing the opposite of what was expected, which is a chorus that gets your feet moving, they’ve given us that Virgin Suicide-hit that I’ve been longing for. Instead of dancing around, I’m standing still, with my eyes closed and arms wide open (dammit, Creed, you’ve ruined that sentence for good), screaming along: “You hate the way I feel, YOU HAAAATE THE WAAAAAY IIII FEEEEEL”!
Moreover, the band just unveiled three forthcoming concerts in Denmark, being: Radar in Aarhus (03.03.2017); Vega in Copenhagen (04.03.2017); Posten in Odense (02.03.2017)
A new album is coming up, and this is the first we get to hear from it. We’re off to a great start, huh?