In My Side – Vision Video (reviewed by Dave Franklin)

“Dance music for the end-times.” That’s what it says on the band’s own page and as descriptions go, I’d say that is pretty hard to beat. Vision Video certainly make an A-pop-alyptic noise, the perfect blend of dance and dystopia, dirge and disco, art and Armageddon…but I’m just throwing easy alliteration about now. In My Side merges gothic drama and dark foreboding with the most upbeat grooves imaginable, a sonic marriage which shouldn’t work but in that “opposites attract” sort of way seem to be the perfect blends of light and shade; peppy enough to be able to dance your cares away to, cool and alternative enough to appeal to the… well, the cool and alternative.

If this was a previous age, Inked In Red would be the B-side, I guess, but thankfully those times have passed because there is no way that such a great song should be anything other than an equal partner to the previous sonic missive. Built of smoother, faster flowing, indie waves, it again gets the balance just right – kohl-eyed enough so that the creatures of the night can claim it as their own, infectious enough that said creatures little indie-kid sister will want to borrow it.

Smart music indeed, but then they are from Athens, G.A, it’s just what they do there.

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