Jeremy Nogue invites us not to dance to his tracks, but we couldn’t help it

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Okay, 2019 is cool, but do you know what was cooler? The freaking 80s. Not only for those beautiful 8-bit games but for the loud and mean synths, the super fat production and the epic jams we still spin to this day. Thankfully, last month, Québec-based artist Jeremy Nogue has dropped an album on his Bandcamp to remind us that badass 80s-influenced synthwavish music can exist in our times and stay true to its roots.

‘Two steps forward, one step back’ is a synth-powerhouse. Its weapons of choice are fat synths, in charge of catchy melodies and cheeky bass lines, some stomping beats and cold reverb-drenched vocals. Production-wise, in Jeremy Nogue has decided to keep it on the more lo-fi side but the sound definitely fits the music. Here and there we’d liked it more if the guitar, yes there are some guitars too, were a bit tighter, mostly performance-wise but being looser here and there has its charm too.

Definitely, a favorite feature of the record is its portion of humor, we mean, just check those track titles and lyrics. Certainly a recommended spin. We hope Jeremy plays live because those tracks will definitely make a crowd of synth-punk weirdos go crazy.

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