Authentically sleazy, groovy electro-pop from London 2013.
RIYL Soft Cell**
"A Terrible Splendour are a London-based duo who weave tales of blackmail and despair, of cruelty and of heartbreak. Their sound is a darkly luxurious synthesized pop. They make a drama out of a crisis. The band’s limited edition cassette EP, released on Desire in autumn 2012, sold out fast and left audiences wanting more. Their wish is now granted with the release of the band’s debut album Poseurs, released on desire in 2013. Available in LP, CD and digital format, it features 11 tracks ranging in style from dissolute disco to sombre cabaret musings. Resolutely modern synth sounds, in turn lush and vicious, combine with lyrics addressing the eternal themes of rebellion, shame and the vagaries of outrageous fortune. It was recorded by the band with James Aparicio (credits include Spiritualized, These New Puritans, Grinderman) and JJD (Soft Riot, Savage Furs, Radio Berlin)."