Silver Columns - Yes and Dance
- Nicola Meighan
- 19 May 2010
Electro champions Silver Columns fair know how to pull a punch. Their debut long-player is loaded with bold, wholehearted dance-floor pop that embraces Kraftwerk, Hot Chip, Underworld, Bronski Beat, Erasure and Homework-era Daft Punk.
Silver Columns’ once-incognito protagonists – now exposed as The Pictish Trail and Adem – make for a victorious musical deuce: witness their melodic urge; their fluent command of the languages of dance.
‘Cavalier’ is a roguish tussle of homoerotic electro-rock; ‘Brow Beaten’ re-animates Jimmy Somerville; and the two-and-a-half minute mark of ‘Always On’ sees the duo hit euphoric gold. Disco-folk, techno-pop, call it what you want. It’s knockout.