Robbie & Mona – EW (2021)

I found out about this Bristolian duo through the Instagram account @scvmrat. Turns out she had posed for this record cover and its voyeur / BDSM kinda vibe gave me industrial or power electronics vibes. I was even more curious when I found out the band played “dream pop”, and so added EW to my listen list.

Dream pop is a pretty good way to describe this. The term generally makes me think of stuff like The Chromatics. But if The Chromatics are a pleasant dream, then Robbie & Mona’s debut record isn’t quite a nightmare, but one of those dreams that takes you on an inexplicable journey, one that twists and turns at every given moment. Good shit! A shame I missed the cassette drop, but that art would look pretty damn good on a 12″ sleeve anyways…