Rogues – Not So Pretty (50 Bones) 16/03/09

April 9, 2009 by  


Isn’t there enough 80s tinged electro on the playlists of DJs across the country at the moment? Harrow’s Rogues don’t seem to think so, as evidenced by their debut single ‘Not So Pretty’.

In all honesty, it’s a lot better than a large section of its contemporaries, boasting Metronomy-like background harmonies, MGMT-style vocals, and the disjointed percussion best demonstrated by Foals. The problem is that there is not a whole lot new, it sounds like a collection of off-cuts from the aforementioned bands, melded together into something no greater than the sum of its parts.

Rogues seem to have an ear for what could be successful in today’s music scene. Hopefully in the future they will make more of an effort to create, rather than borrow.

By Liam Clune