Electro-Pop (Melbourne, Austrailia)
Since forming a decade ago, Electro-Pop outfit Cut Copy has grown in stature and physical numbers. For the first two years, the “band” was a solo diversion for keyboardist/DJ/graphic designer Dan Whitford, but by 2003 he had added guitarist Tim Hoey and drummer Mitchell Scott for their debut full-length, Bright Like Neon, and last year Cut Copy welcomed bassist Ben Browning for their third and perhaps best album, Zonoscope. Cut Copy thumps and pulses with purposeful abandon, exuding Pop joy, Rock intensity and Electronic proficiency. Think, dance, repeat.
You’ll Dig It If You Dig: A Sgt. Pepper/“Love Is the Drug” mash-up as envisioned by the Thompson Twins, Sparks, Daft Punk and the Human League. (Brian Baker, CityBeat)
~ "Australian electro-pop group Cut Copy split the difference between Daft Punk and Phoenix, keeping the electronic pulse of the former while savoring the taste-bud tingling melodies of the latter." (KCRW)
~ "Cut Copy have the architecture of dance music down perfectly and the confidence to execute the genre's moves with absolute precision." (Pitchfork)