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TWINKIDS – “Psycho” + “Eighteen”

TWINKIDS – “Jigoku Tengoku” // Patrick Kramer

“Jigoku Tengoku”, which means “hell or heaven” in Japanese, is a promise from one lover to another that he’ll follow them anywhere to be with them. Heaven and hell are also the two extremes he’s putting his partner through – “this time”, “believe me”, empty promises. TWINKIDS flesh out this track’s modern-yet-poetic narrative with care, placing coked-out rants and the 2AM texts between lines about amethyst loving and the closing refrain of the other half of this relationship, a powerful realization of “I keep making the same old mistake”.

Deft lyricism aside, “Jigoku Tengoku” is a massive pop tune, with gargantuan drums topped only by the snarling synth line in the closing chorus. The whole thing sounds massive, so crank up your stereo and mash that repeat button – this one will stick with you for a while.

For more TWINKIDS, get back into “Dreamer” from VINYL MOON Volume 009: Shifting States.

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TWINKIDS – “Overdressed” // Cynthia Alfonso

There’s something to be said for the way this song goes from the stop-go rhythms of the verse to the full-on dance groove of the chorus. The singer asks “Is it crystal or plastic?”, but it all sounds brilliant to me.

‘Overdressed’ is the first single from the TWINKIDS’ debut release, ‘Boys Love,’ out August 18, 2017 on Om Records. Get into more TWINKIDS on vinyl with VINYL MOON: Volume 009.

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