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Another City Another Plan

by Riviera F

From faux Eastern European fantasies to low rent East London grimness, this is a beautiful, soulful and modern album. The arty mix of influences like Pulp, Pet Shop Boys, Roxy Music, Moroder and Bowie gets it spot on and makes you want to press REPEAT.
Genre: Pop: New Wave
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hell On the Way
3:51 $0.99
2. Girls & Money
2:52 $0.99
3. Posing For the Cameras
3:33 $0.99
4. Pick Up Star
2:19 $0.99
5. Dance To the Beat
3:01 $0.99
6. Echo Beach
3:52 $0.99
7. Dance Alone
4:11 $0.99
8. Lya Taboo
3:31 $0.99
9. Take You Down
3:35 $0.99
10. The Last Time
5:00 $0.99
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Album Notes
Remember pop music when it was still magic? A mysterious, distant memory of a place you've never been too. This is Another City Another Plan, the sparkling debut from sultry Euro popsters Riviera F.

From the Pulp-esqe kitchen sink nightmare Hell On The Way, to the Abba meets Roxy Music (complete with sax solo) triumphant nostalgia of Dance Alone, going all Hey-Jude-Winner-Takes-It-All at the end, this album sees Riviera F bringing together their DIY bedroom punk spirit and mixing it all up with some carefully laid 90s beats and perfect pop sensibilities.

The more minimalist tracks such as Girls and Money and Posing For The Cameras are dangerously haunting, and almost military-sounding with their structured hooks taking you on strange, edgy journeys of crunchy synths and cheap romance.

It's not all dark and moody. Dance to The Beat has its Divine and Bobby O influences scribbled in red lipstick all over its 5" heels and PVC leopardskin catsuit. And hey, even West End girls can sometimes be riot grrrls! Check out Kairo's dirrrty guitar on Pick Up Star, all angular 70s new-wave bursting through the drum machine. More evidence of the dark pop influence of the late 70s and early 80s can be found when they re-visit Martha and the Muffins' new-wave classic Echo Beach. The result is much more fierce than the original and surprisingly ravey.

Stylishly effortless Take You Down and the gloriously cinematic The Last Time tell more tales of falling in love and inevitably falling apart. Lya Taboo (named after a character in the Bowie-starring film Just A Gigolo) is all dancy and instantly catchy with harsh, spoken vocals and wonky analogue synths.

From faux Eastern European fantasies to low rent East London grimness, this is a beautiful, soulful and modern album that gets it spot on and makes you want to press REPEAT. Pop goes the world.



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