The Remix album; once viewed as a cheap way of drawing out a few more pounds from the loyal fanbase has, in recent years, been reborn as an artistic statement where familiar songs are contorted to show them in a different light.

Au Revoir Simone have broken from tradition and have not played safe, instead pulling together a cast list full of unfamiliar names with adventurous minds who do far more than just simply insert a new twist by adding predictable pounding four to the floor drum beats and whipping them up into club happy dance tracks. Instead the original structures have been delicately reworked; the bands character siphoned out, propped up and given the type of glistening look at me now style high-class pop makeover that Gok Wan would be proud of. An already good album has been improved upon.

By Nathan Westley

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