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Born In The Echoes

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We Need To Talk

Leash

We Need To Talk

LabelG-Records
VertriebRough Trade
VÖ-Datum8.3.2013

Bandinfoschreiber müsste man sein. Bei der Berliner Band Leash zum Beispiel ist jemand auf die grandiose Idee gekommen, das ganze als alternativen Elektro-Pop zu bezeichnen. Klingt natürlich gut heutzutage, in Zeiten, in denen eigentlich niemand mehr wagt, Gitarre, Bass und Schlagzeug als prägendes Stilmittel anzugeben. Erst recht nicht in den Clubs zwischen Friedrichshain und Mitte. Problem dabei ist dann aber der Einstieg in We Need To Talk, denn wenn das Heatwave kein Indie-Rock ist, wie er im Buche steht, dann spielen auch Blackmail Elektro-Pop und jeder, der gegen diese Musikrichtung in irgendeiner Form Abneigungen hegte, sollte diese nochmal überdenken.

Aber wahrscheinlich ist das im Bandinfo ganz bewusst so gemacht: von wegen Erwartungen brechen. Anschließend gehen Leash nämlich schon stärker in die etwas elektronischere Richtung, vor allem auf dem (nicht nur vom Titel her) unsäglichen Boys Are Bitches. Der geneigte Leser ahnt es: das können Leash nicht besonders gut und wenn man mal ehrlich ist, gibt es in Berlin einen ganzen Haufen Bands, die sich mehr oder weniger erfolgreich auf demselben Niveau wie Leash durchzuschlagen versuchen.

Die Erfolgsaussichten von We Need To Talk scheinen also nicht besonders hoch, auch wenn Leash zu Gute gehalten werden muss, dass das Album durchaus seine Momente hat. Zum Beispiel gerade immer dann, wenn sie wie die eingangs erwähnten Blackmail klingen. Auch ruhige Momente wie die Ballade Holding Hands können überzeugen. Kurzum gesagt: Wenn sich nicht nur die Bandinfoschreiber, sondern auch die Band das mit dem Elektro nochmal überlegen, ist hier nicht alles verloren.

Tracklist:
  1. Heatwave
  2. Shipwrecked
  3. Boys Are Bitches
  4. Enemy
  5. Better Man
  6. Quicksand
  7. Leaves
  8. Hit My Head
  9. Holding Hands
  10. Don't Wanna
  11. Babylicious
Highlights:

Heatwave, Better Man, Holding Hands

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