18+ the genre-bending, highly captivating artistic duo has finally come out of the shadows. They have really been making waves for several years, but now the LA/NY duo are really hot property after a trio of excellent self-released mixtapes, brilliant CGI videos and numerous lives shows.Trust, their debut album is a collection of the finest material from the duo’s three mixtapes and has been mastered by Alchemy’s Matt Colton. As far as content, they take us on a tour of themes that explore identity, gender, sex and morality. A few of my favourite tracks are “All The Time”, “Club God”, “Crow”, “Forgiven” and “Dry”. The duo really showcases their talents for twisting electronica to make fucked-up music that is not only really challenging but also very satisfying and enjoyable at the same time.
If you fancy catching 18+ live, they are playing a free live in-store at Rough Trade East, tonight starting at 19.00. Go to the Rough Trade website for details.
Listen below, and buy the album via Houndstooth.
01. All The Time
02. Midnight Lucy
03. Club God
09. Almost Leaving
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