Kish Mauve – Black Heart (7/10)


Debut album of dance pop from Londoners Kish Mauve. The boy-girl duo has been on the scene for a few years now, perhaps most famously as the brains behind Kylie Minogue’s 2 Hearts hit a couple go years back. Black Heart sticks fairly consistently and competently to a conventional upbeat pop formula, with big synthy choruses and a sprinkling of distorted guitar for added grunt.

The moodier songs on the second half of the album are a little more interesting, with closer I Love Your Rock’n’Roll sounding not a little like early Spiritualized.