“Invicta”Â EP Hacienda Records (HAC 010)
Released Monday 3rd October 2011 via Hacienda Records
General release 17th October 2011
Section 25 return with the first new material since the tragic death of vocalist and co-founder Larry Cassidy in January 2010 (LTW interview) ”â vocal duties are now being deftly handled by Cassidy’s daughter Bethany.
Why can’t all pop music sound this good? Listening to ”ËColour, Movement, Sex & Violence’ reaffirmed that music has the power to enrich, the power to lift the spirit ”â this really does fill you with a warm rosy glow, and compels you in an almost infantile fashion to spin around on some imagined dance floor. Its pure polished ”ËFactory’ dance music, swirling synths, motorik beats – like the very best bits of New Order though with Bethany’s semi childlike vocal it’s as if they were blended with Ladytron ”â glorious!
”ËInner Drive’ remains firmly on the dance floor, but is an incessant bass driven, more post punk funk number with Bethany’s vocals sharing space with bassist Stuart Hill ”â certainly harking back to the Section 25 of old, though written from a current perspective.
The download only EP displays the bands innate understanding of electronic hook laden pop, underpinned by a subtle techno bpm and refined yet emotive vocals – ”ËColour, Movement, Sex & Violence’ should propel Section 25 deep into the public consciousness ”â the only shame being that Larry Cassidy will not be around to see his vision realised.
Section 25 have a number of live dates coming up;
Saturday 8th October – The Factory, Manchester
Thursday 17th November – Mojo, Wilmington, USA
Friday 18th November – The Ottobar, Baltimore, USA
Saturday 19th November – Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn, New York, USA
Sunday 20th November – TT The Bears, Cambridge, Boston, USA
Saturday 17th Dec – BIM Festival 2011, Antwerp, Belgium.