Future Twin – Future Twin Deluxe EditionPosted by Ashleen Aguilar
It’s nearly impossible to record the raw kinetic energy that fuels a live punk show. Though many have tried, few have succeeded, and Future Twin’s attempt at capturing that energy on Future Twin Deluxe Edition gives the listener a taste of the power they release on stage. It’s easy to hear their prowess, but diluting it on a record just isn’t enough.
Coming up in the San Franciscan DIY scene and putting on local public arts projects and guerilla-style concerts has kept the quartet grounded in their roots. Their style puts a femme punk swirl on sunny synth-pop, giving an equal spotlight to each instrument.
Their best songs are those that has the band musing about original sources of inspiration. “Yuka” refers to Yukako Ezoe, co-founder of The Lockits, an all-girl moped gang where the band was born. It’s catchy chorus stands out against the dreamy, surreal verses, and then the bridge kicks into high gear, cranking up the tempo and throwing in their punk rock aesthetic. The different dynamics of each section could have made it sound like three different songs, but the theme is strong enough to tie the whole song together.
Future Twin Deluxe Edition fulfills its purpose as the demo tape that entices listeners to come see them live. And if their concerts are as solid and energetic as teased by the record, then Future Twin should find a future as bright as the California summer sun.