- In the absence of any new material from the group in 2013, the bespectacled half of The Chemical Brothers satisfies himself with two frenetic party cuts. "Through Me" leads out with a barrelling Hi-NRG groove that's soon overwhelmed by the wum-wum of bass synths and the sort of squeaky acid twiddlings that would make even Josh Wink twitch. It doesn't end there either, as Rowlands liberally dots the track with 8-bit synths and drum rolls. Over the top? Yes, but all the better for it.
"Nothing But Pleasure" is less playful. Yet more acid is dropped, while its primary feature is a wild electronic purr whose intensity is slowly cranked up to a screaming climax, before falling back and starting all over again. It finally detonates into an explosion of roaring bass and drilling, alarm bell pulses. This one has festival anthem stamped all over it.
A1 Through Me
A2 Nothing But Pleasure