If uncanny robot-turned-real-girl metal-pop star Poppy had grown up listening to Peaches and PC Music instead of Marilyn Manson, you could imagine the result being something akin to COBRAH: the Stockholm-based singer bringing electroclash fetish bangers out of the underground and blinking into the light. This self-titled EP follows on from 2019’s Charli XCX-endorsed ‘ICON’ (a natural pairing) and, while the hallmarks are still there - tactile, subversive lyrics and whomping, club-ready beats - ‘COBRAH’ has upped the production by several notches, the result a quintet of tracks that bubble and ping with a metallic edge that plays off its subject matter with glee. Previous single ‘DIP N DRIP’’s icy vocals and punishing tempo add a dead-eyed pleasure to the particularly fruity imagery of its title, while the insatiable, wobbly bassline of ‘GOOD PUSS’ is a kinky empowerment anthem to rival ‘Fuck The Pain Away’. ‘GOOEY FLUID GIRLS’ will have you yearning for sweaty dancefloors, while ‘BANG’ is like Brooke Candy at her most playful, and closer ‘DEBUT’’s grinding bass is pure filth. Your granny might be shocked and appalled by ‘COBRAH’, but those of a broader mindset will have a ball.
As featured in the May 2021 issue of DIY, out now. Scroll down to get your copy.
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