This is how to make an ‘80s throwback album sound current. It’s how danceable music is supposed to be.
A contemporary '80s disco-inspired album, Dancing For The Girl is like stepping into classic cult movies such as St Elmo's Fire and The Breakfast Club, with this album acting as the perfect soundtrack. While it's easy to get lost in Dancing For The Girl's nostalgia, the impressive musicianship of Vaudeville Smash is always on display and stunning, intricate harmonies feature on Ghouls and Honeymoon. A feast for the ears that is mainly upbeat and a joy to listen to, it doesn't shy away from darker subject matter such as infidelity (Don't Say A Word), the joy of finding love after heartbreak (I Got A Feeling) and the morning after the night before (Time).
The instrumental nature of Dancing For The Girl sometimes overtakes Marc's dizzying vocals but it wouldn't have worked any other way. This is how to make an '80s throwback album sound current. It's how danceable music is supposed to be.
Veterans lead this week's releases with new albums from Tim Rogers & The Bamboos (Album Of The Week) and Daniel Johns plus albums from Ella Thompson, The Vaccines and Unknown Mortal Orchestra.