Studio Killers
Studio Killers


4.0
excellent

Review

by wtferrothorn USER (36 Reviews)
September 18th, 2014 | 23 replies


Release Date: 2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: A crisp-sounding, fun record for anyone looking for something to dance to.

Studio Killers is a new European Electro-Pop band emerging on the scene. They've already earned some buzz, already having 2 songs chart in some Western European countries. However, this band has a catch: the musicians are unknown. Like Gorillaz, they are a virtual band, made up of keyboardist Goldie Foxx, DJ Dyna Mink, and their diva lead: Chubby Cherry. Together they create a very fun record that delivers well. But how well? Let's see.

"Ode to the Bouncer", their 1st and most popular single, was a great way to introduce themselves to the world. With a pounding, groovable beat a good performance by Cherry, throughout the song Cherry is trying to get into the club, but is stopped by the "prick at the door". This brings up another compliment to the song: the lyrics. This brings a very relatable situation into the song. Lines like "I've got friends inside, It's my birthday tonight" and "What?! Her dress is up to waterline, bitch is clearly borderline" probably bring back memories of the club for many people.

While "Ode to the Bouncer" is their most recognized song, there are, of course other great tracks on the album. "Jenny", which probably has the most interesting sound and topic, is their 2nd biggest hit and brings a Carribbean-like sound to the mix which gives it a "summer jam" type of vibe, which it was...in Finland. This has become my favorite song on the album. There's also "Eros and Apollo", which talks about a man so perfect, "All the other men turn gay wherever he goes". This one is possibly their best lyrical output, letting out one witty line after another. Small note, there's a single, miniscule element after the bridge that suprisingly is one of my favorite moments of the album."Funky At Heart" has one of the best choruses of the record, even thoughall it contains lyrically is an occasional "woo". But it's just one of those electro choruses that will get people's hands in the air.

But if there had to be one song that stood apart from the rest was the 3rd single "All Men Are Pigs". If you could tell by the title, this one talks about feminism, which could be a somewhat tochy subject (look up "Anita Sarkeesian"). In my opinion, some lines, like the title itself and "I believe it's a poo-poo world" make the lyrical content a mixed bag. On the other side, this ones got a very inventive sound, coming 2nd to the previously mentioned "Jenny". And French. Lots of French. Speaking of foreign countries, the weakest song in my opinion is "In Tokyo". This one had such lyrical potential (Chubby Cherry in Tokyo!), but dissapointed sadly. But unlike "All Men Are Pigs", this ones instrumental can't make up for it.

In conclusion, while it's far from perfect, Studio Killers debut is a very enjoyable record that would please almost any Electro fan looking for a fun time. I look forward to their future work.



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wtferrothorn
September 18th 2014


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

This is my 1st review, so if you have any suggestions how to improve, It'd be a big help!



Supercoolguy64
September 18th 2014


10956 Comments


nice review, welcome to the site

Digging: Earl Sweatshirt - Sick!

Sabrutin
November 17th 2015


8190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Bump because why not, Friday Night Gurus is a hard jam.

Sinternet
January 5th 2016


24630 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i just remembered about this album the other day such a jam, some really nice progressive and electro house on this. Eros and Apollo in particular was one of my faves.



Btw All Men Are Pigs is actually written from the perspective of a guy trying to convince a girl he is so much better than the other men, but the title has caused a lot of misconceptions.



Apparently Cherry is male irl as well which i did not see coming.

Digging: Megumi Acorda - Unexpectedly

wtferrothorn
January 5th 2016


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyj4JFSErrw

they had a new music video come out that was pretty cool



Sabrutin
January 5th 2016


8190 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

"Apparently Cherry is male"

Yeah I came accross this video time ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GVDlrNxdkM it wasn't a shock for me to be honest.



Btw not crazy for Jenny's video but the song is pretty cute.

VaxXi
January 10th 2017


4418 Comments


Knew about The Crash before I knew about this project, but this sounds completely up my alley.

wtferrothorn
January 10th 2017


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh god this fucking reeks of a first review hahaha



and yeah Vax this is fun shit. "Jenny" is a jam til the end of time

FullOfSounds
January 10th 2017


15819 Comments


Friend of mine liked this, dug a few songs she showed me

VaxXi
January 11th 2017


4418 Comments


Jenny sounds like a club remix of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=puKLKPB4lR0

FullOfSounds
January 11th 2017


15819 Comments


Tight song + album, Jenny still rules too.

wtferrothorn
January 11th 2017


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

That song was pretty sweet. I should probably check that Crash album, right?

FullOfSounds
January 11th 2017


15819 Comments


Yeah it's so good. The vibes are guaranteed to make you feel good, pretty tasty instruments thrown in throughout too

VaxXi
January 11th 2017


4418 Comments


All four of their albums are well recommended. Sadly their band didn't last really long because despite the fact they were ultra big in Finland, they couldn't make enough in sales to justify existing.

FullOfSounds
January 11th 2017


15819 Comments


Oh sweet I didn't know they had more than Pony Ride

VaxXi
January 11th 2017


4418 Comments


Yeah, their others are Melodrama, Wildlife, and Comfort Deluxe. You can find Melodrama and Wildlife on Spotify and Comfort Deluxe on YouTube.

wtferrothorn
January 11th 2017


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Imma listen to Pony Ride rn for you guys

FullOfSounds
January 11th 2017


15819 Comments


Yeees. Have fun. I 5'd it at first but then dropped it cause the first half >>> 2nd half

wtferrothorn
January 11th 2017


5849 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

1 min into the intro and I'm already in love. dis gon b gud

VaxXi
January 11th 2017


4418 Comments


Who Is In Your Heart Now? is a really good song on this album



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