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QT - Hey QT

It’s hard not to slam your wireless mouse and tap your modem in sugary delight.

It seems very fitting that the generation of harrowing indirect Facebook statuses, late-night Snapchats and ‘message seen’-induced breakdowns have recently been blessed with PC Music, a label forging its own computerised brand of future-pop. Now the label’s founder A.G. Cook, and SOPHIE – the enigmatic producer who converts fizzy drinks into songs – have joined forces for QT, a project of Qwerty-keyboard deifiers making the usual brand of carbonated-pop.

The duo’s first track is ‘Hey QT’, a sassy-as-fuck anthem that twists and turns with sickly-sweet synths and places its hands on its hips, watching everything spontaneously turn to Skittles. Although the vocals are the standard emoji-talk of PC Music, they are injected with an ironic meta-narrative that cracks smiles all over the shop; lines such as “I’ve got this new song / and it’s the only one I want to play” and “I played your new song / it’s like nothing I’ve heard before” certainly don’t go amiss. Sure - its relentless energy is more saccharine than Hello Kitty on a bubblegum binge, but when everything is this fun it’s hard not to slam your wireless mouse and tap your modem in sugary delight.

‘Hey QT’ is out now on XL Recordings.

Tags: QT, Reviews, Listen

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