GOLD CLASS Twist In The Dark gets 8.5/10

Gold Glass
Twist In The Dark
Barely Dressed Records

8.5/10

Remember when The Presets’ Beams first came out and blew our minds with their driving electronica? And remember when Interpol’s Turn On The Bright Lights came out and drove a shock straight into your heart? If so, be prepared to be similarly blown away by Gold Class’ Twist In The Dark.

It’s been a couple of years since Gold Class have brought us new material, and their latest offering Twist In The Dark, is a moody and conceptual beast. Produced by The Drones’ Gareth Liddiard, it is full of rigid guitar work, driving bass and a soundscape that takes the band to a new level of sonic greatness.

Twist In The Dark is not for the fainthearted, it’s a burning seven minute track made of a kaleidoscope of layered, reverberating noise and emotion. Despite the track’s weight, it still manages to allow room for lead singer Adam Curley’s deep vibrato which is nicely encapsulated by unyielding post punk guitar.

The track also makes a neat nod towards dance culture, with a throbbing techno-like beat taking centre stage at the front of the mix. This combination of post-punk and dance is what makes Gold Class ultra-modern and ultra-exciting. You can’t help feeling you could be listening to them in a Berlin rave club or an underground London punk bar – both places where excellent music is found.

Gold Class have just announced a Europe and UK tour as well as a national Australian tour kicking off in July. They will be playing The Bird on July 22 and if Twist In The Dark is anything to go by, it’s a show not to be missed. The release of a new album is yet to be confirmed but if the rumours are true, it’s not far off.

LARA FOX

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