She Wants Revenge: Adam Brown, Justin Warfield.
With clanking, Peter Hook-esque basslines, none-too-subtle song titles like "Out of Control" and "Tear You Apart," and Justin Warfield's Ian Curtis/Dave Gahan-inspired vocals, it's clear that She Wants Revenge is a loyal student of 1980s British post-punk and new wave. The duo plays its catchy, slightly dissolute songs to the accompaniment of impeccable-sounding period synthesizers and drum machines, a la Human League, and the influence of the pair's previous careers as L.A. DJs comes through in their flawless '80s club-land accents. An almost flawless recreation of its forebears, She Wants Revenge are more than competent enough to give a frisson to anyone for whom "Love Will Tear Us Apart" and "She's Lost Control" are still undiscovered pleasures.
What the critics say...
Rolling Stone (p.64) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[A] retro goth-pop duo that out-Interpols Interpol, deploying snippets of Joy Division, Bauhaus, the Cure and other dark New Wave..."
- Tear You Apart