The Whip – Divebomb
The Whip – Divebomb (Kitsune Records)
July 2nd, 2007
Judging The Whip purely by this release, you could be forgiven for thinking they are the delinquent ASBO babies of an illicit Josh Wink and Chemical Brothers one-night stand. Making the kind of music that, thankfully, does not feature screeching female faux-euphoria, or a man with a whistle demanding that we put our hands up for some irrelevant foreign city, The Whip let their intuitive command of acid-bleeps and dirty synth do the talking in this behemoth of a dance crossover tune. Sorry, my mistake; I meant “chooooon!”
Divebomb has taken the principles of grimy underground rock music and turned them into primeval electronic phrases, with lyrics discarded in favour of sheer bangin’ness. I for one am not ashamed to be seen publicly waving my glowsticks for The Whip.
words: Megan Vaughan