So as summer starts to fade into the distance and become something to be reminisced upon in the categories of time, along comes another album by the 80’s obsessed & infectously fun sounding Chromeo. The Montreal, Quebec natives known as Chromeo are P-Thugg and Dave 1 and together these two unlikely characters create a fresh re imagining of a sound that is so familiar to so many of my generation.
The thing about Chromeo is in my opinion, they get everything right- they are effortlessly cool and remarkably current (confirming how the 80’s are a big deal right now in fashion and music… and unfortunately movie remakes!)
The reason for me writing this is the visual aspect of this duo- the artwork is as good as the music and both complement each other perfectly. I absolutely love it when a band fusses graphics with music, speaking as a person who would regularly purchase music purely due to the strength of the artwork in which it came!
Slick, eye catching and well executed is how I would describe it, Chromeo also use the reoccuring themes associated with the album art through out each albums tour and single release process. There is obviously a firm ‘tongue in cheek’ humor present in all they do.
As much as I want these guys to be huge, ever since discovering them on a tiny stage early in the afternoon 5 years ago at the Reading festival, I’ve held them dear to me as a band no one else had heard of- it felt like they were mine! Rightly so they are now breaking through to the mainstream and I’m sure this new album will propel them even further .