Golden Silvers - True Romance (True No.9 Blues)

A fantastically catchy single that manages to encapsulate all that was good about Eighties pop.

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Released 21 Apr 2009 | XL Recordings | By Mark Williams | Rating: 4
Golden Silvers - True Romance (True No.9 Blues)

It's been said a lot of late that there's been a bit of an Eighties revival in the air. Sometimes it might just be a fleeting synth moment or an audible influence like Mystery Jets. More recently Spandau Ballet have reformed, and prompted some to compare their welcome-ness for a comeback to Margaret Thatcher rising from her crypt (okay, so she's not dead yet but a crypt seems fitting). However, with the single 'True Romance (True No.9 Blues)' we have a fantastically catchy single that manages to encapsulate all that was good about Eighties pop.

For all the mentions of that decade that this single from Golden Silvers is going to get, it can never be said that it does it in a retro, revivalist manner. They have taken a heavy helping of synths and a sound that wouldn't be out of place on the end credits of Beverly Hills Cop and made it their own.