Powerplant: People in the Sun 12"

Powerplant: People in the Sun 12"


Tags: · 10s · hardcore · punk · recommended · synth-punk · UK
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Sometimes I am bored of "new bands", sometimes I think will there ever be a band so exciting to bring me to the point of "I have to release this record asap" and sometimes there is just one answer - YES! One of the best synth punk albums that I've listened to in a while (like a long time). London's lo-fi synth punk, 2nd album and what a ripper! 

 

I think this record is eggcellent! For all the eggpunks out there, we did it again! Haven't been this molested by good music in a while the whole album is killer and need to be played loud so everybody you can hear it. 

 

The London one-man synth and garagepunk project is launching its first proper full-length release after some of its already very delicious singles and EPs. I have to say that Theo Zhykharyev just topped the recent short players with this album. The record is actually just one thing - one complete highlight. 

 

Something between Screamers meets early Numan/Tubeway Army and a health dose of DC hardcore. Awesome stuff! Energetic and slightly insane - it's hard not to love it. I think this will end up being one of the albums you whip out when someone claims no one makes great music anymore. 

 

Powerplant= life ♡ 

 

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Our take: Second album (and the first to appear on vinyl) from this London group, and the only bad thing I can say about it is that every time I see the cover I get the song “People of the Sun” by Rage Against the Machine stuck in my head. Fortunately, the vinyl is always at the ready to purge that tune from my head. Erste Theke’s description of People in the Sun calls it a synth-punk record, but I think it’s a lot more than that. Sure, there’s a synthesizer on every track here, but these twelve songs run a wide gamut. “Hey Mr. Dogman!” and “In White” might deserve the synth-punk tag (and fans of Lost Sounds, Ausmuteants, or Nots will love them), but the sunny guitar riff in “True Love” reminds me of DLIMC, “Take My Money!” is like a lost Tubeway Army track, and the title track brings in some Ian Curtis-esque crooning baritone vocals. While I’m sure fans will have their favorites, the whole record is uniform in quality, which is particularly impressive given its stylistic breadth. With twelve tracks, this also feels more like an album than just a 12” EP, which is refreshing when records seem to get shorter and shorter as the years go by. Highly recommended if you like gritty underground pop music.