If it were 2005, A Secret Policeman’s Ball would be huge. I mean, I’m sure they’re doing just fine, but, to me, they really emulate a lot of bands from that era. More specifically, an over-produced Pretty Girls Make Graves, Test Icicles, or Thunderbirds Are Now! I would almost cross Austra with Botch for an accurate pairing, if you get me. Insanely well executed, recorded, and performed, but it’s a little much for me personally. Someone’s going to eat this up, though. If they’re not already on a major label by now, they will be soon, I imagine.
–Steve Adamyk (MVD Audio, mvdaudio.com)