Album Review Good Cop Bad Cop - Good Cop Bad Cop

Good Cop Bad Cop - Good Cop Bad Cop

Mostly, it’s pretty enough.


If you thought there weren’t enough drums on Arctic Monkeys’ last record, best steer clear of this particular side-project from Matt Helders. Ostensibly a vehicle for the songwriting of Milburn’s Joe Carnall, musically it’s lo-fi, simple electronics.

At its best it channels some of the pair’s home city’s ‘80s synth pop legend - at its worst, it evokes Ross Geller’s stint as keyboardist on Friends. Mostly, it’s pretty enough: Good Cop Bad Cop aren’t likely to set the world alight any time soon, but as a side-project, they’re sufficient enough.