Review: Cymbals ‘The Age of Fracture’

Electro-pop is huge in the music world nowadays and leading the trend are CYMBALS.

The London-based band describe themselves as downtown disco, and I couldn’t put it better myself. The foursome create sounds that make you feel as if you’re starring in an episode of Skins. The plucking of guitar and bass strings mixed with the synthesised beats in their new album The Age Of Fracture gives you the urge to dance like your Dad at a wedding.

Particularly with the song Winter ’98, it’s easy to get lost in the music as you fall into a peaceful frenzy. You find yourself wanting to sleep yet break out into awful, awful dancing – all at the same time. Singing in French, it gives the song a European feel and suddenly you feel as if you’ve been transported to a local disco in France.

The electronic, synthpop vibe continues throughout the duration of the album’s tracks which avidly reminds me of Friendly Fires mixed with Foals, a combination that is hard to stop listening to over and over… and over. It’s an album made up of feel good tracks that will make your day that little bit brighter.

Head bobbing will definitely occur and you don’t feel bad about it (seriously, you don’t). The explosion of beats mixed with a feeling of exotic air makes you escape your dull surroundings and escape to somewhere really quite fantastic.

The Age Of Fracture is available to pre-order before it is officially released on the 27th of January. It is a must-have album for 2014, especially with the bright bursting beats that will remind you that spring is fast approaching…which means no more dark, cold days – hooray!

Words: Sarah Mushet