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Boycrush: Desperate Late Night Energy

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Boycrush is the name but when it comes to musical infatuation, Desperate Late Night Energy is all about the girls: aside from Tom Young, the vocals on the stylish debut album from Alistar Deverick’s dance pop project are handled by an eclectic line-up of female singers.

Dreamy late night grooves predeominate, which is not surprising given the involvement of Yumi Zouma (‘100%’) and the latter’s former singer Madeira (‘Face Melt’, ‘Frappé’), while the contributions from Jessie Cassin (‘Demi-pointes’) and Chelsea Jade (‘Holy Water’) slide by in equally elegant fashion. That said, there is a harder dance edge to the songs featuring Benny’s Video, in particular ‘Make You Feel’ and the jittery beats of ‘Primitive Squat’, while there are enough quirky rhythmic touches on offer to ensure that it doesn’t descend into supper club muzak. All in all, a most classy confection.

Desperate Late Night Energy
Alistair Deverick/DRM
June 15

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