London duo Punks Jump Up are looking to start 2012 on a positive note with another release of schizophrenic disco with ‘Get Down’ which is out now via Kitsune now.
The whole EP is chock full of ideas, sketches, throw away vocals, and jumpy drums – which, on the whole, do captivate you, but also weird you out.
Any hope that the remixes rationalise the left-field juxtapositions, and try and distill some of them into more manageable tracks doesn’t really happen as much as we’d like.
All the remixes seem to get sucked into Punks Jumps Up slightly odd world. Fare Soldi give their weirdest performance yet – and show they’re far from a one-trick pony. Deadstock 33’s probably steal the show – with a strung out, head-down warehouse stomper and Gopher just goes for a bit of mindless intensity.
The EP is far from perfect, and shows Punks Jump Up might still have some growing up to do musically – it just needs to be reined in a bit.
HBF Rating: 3/5
File Under: Odd-ball.
Grab the Wayving remix as a freebie.