One of the first singles of the year to try and lay claim to the electro throne of 2012 comes from mysterious new comer Sylver Tongue with Hook You Up.
All the correct boxes are ticked here; the ingenuity of 80’s greats Grace Jones and Prince circa 1985 with an array synths to create a swirling melancholic sensuality sure to build a strong following. It comes across safe at times – the aforementioned sythns aren’t anything new and London duo Alpines are currently doing this kind of electro much better – but it does what a debut single should do: gives you a taste of influences and potential without letting everything go too quickly. Here’s to hoping Sylver Tongue develops this subtle starting point into something great.
Words: Ben Clark