Hanging Onto Every Heartbeat
They've gone from "bright neon" to "ghost colours"; now Cut Copy expand their palette further with third album Zonoscope. At an hour long, including 15-minute closer "Sun God," it's quite the ambitious work. Opener "Need You Now" sounds like U2 if Bono and The Edge were more into dance clubs than stadiums; "Take Me Over" has the breeziness -- plus the tom-toms -- of that fellow Aussie hit "Down Under"; and "Where I'm Going" is positively Beach Boys. From there, songs flow into one another, sheets of sparkling synths wiggle and wobble and disco beats thump and bump (think The Rapture).