The phrase ‘Age Of Consent’ has two high-ranking precedents in terms of electronic pop music. It is, of course both the opening track on New Order’s Power, Corruption and Lies LP and the title of Bronski Beat’s first LP.
It is also the name that the rather fine duo of Joe Reeves and Darren Cullen record under. After meeting at Glasgow School of Art they moved to London, where they work together and also remix for the likes of Gary Numan and La Roux. It’s awesome brooding electronic music that owes as much to Prince circa Parade as to New Order and Soft Cell. Cery dark, and very fine indeed.
Their second single isn’t out until June 11, but this is the soundcloud link for it. It will be a long wait, but worth it, I am sure you’ll agree. It will apparently come backed with a cover of Suicide’s ‘Ghostrider.’
This was their first single ‘The Beach’ released towards the end of last year:
If you go to their soundcloud page there are more tracks for you to hear, including both their own work and remixes they have done: go here