Holy Fuck - Latin (3 stars)

Holy Fuck - Latin

(Young Turks)

Imagine the organic power of Explosions in the Sky married to the ultra-chic beats of Hot Chip. At their best, Toronto punk-dance outfit Holy Fuck blend the two threads brilliantly – crunching guitars, analogue synths and ferocious drumming combine on the likes of ‘Silva & Grimes’ or the obsessively funky ‘Reds’ to create something irresistible. It’s not all sonic genius, though, and at times this third album lapses a little too much into cool indie soundtrack territory. That said, there are still more musical ideas going on here than in a million whiteboy indie guitar outfits, so more power to them.

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