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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Villa Cola: She EP

She EP Cover Art

The She EP is the sophomore release from London trio Villa Cola. The 5 tracks weave together deep post punk roots with synthpop driven vocals that evoke a new wave comparrison to Depeche Mode. Villa Cola are polished while still being edgy. The synths have minimalist tendancies, but also offer ample complexity to keep the listener fully engaged. Every track is strong, with energy oozing from every beat. A special notice should be taken of the bass work, which is sterling and could really benefit from being more prominent in the mix on some tracks. This is a band that one could see rising to stadium status. Very few bands put it all together this well. Stream and download the She EP at the link below.