Interpol covering The Human League?
Zebra And Snake - Healing Music

Finland’s Zebra And Snake come bearing synths. ‘Healing Music’ sounds a bit like Interpol covering The Human League and is as interesting - and uneven - as you might expect from that. The big tunes here - ‘Now And Forever’, ‘Empty Love Song’ and ‘Burden’ are brilliant, but there are moments where singer Tapio veers into histrionics. But mostly this is a strong opening volley, all glittering synths, post-punk grit and a gentle optimism. ‘Healing Music’ closes the album with a throbbing disco pulse. More like this please!


Words by Will Salmon

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