Album review

Client

Known as Client A and Client B, this female electro-pop duo deliver deadpan anthems in undiluted Northern accents. It's as if the backing singers in The Human League have locked Phil in a cupboard and taken over the machinery. The title track is the most effective, on which they come on like robotic call girls whose superior services you might regret using. But despite some inventive electronic tinkering, the pose wears a bit thin through repetition.

Rating: 3 / 10


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