Single Review: Cut Copy – Take Me Over

By on Wednesday, 24th November 2010 at 12:00 pm

Melbourne, Australia’s Cut Copy have returned with a new single, ‘Take Me Over’. It’s the first single from their third album, ‘Zonoscope’, due out 07 February 2011 in Europe (and presumably the UK). Admittedly, I don’t know much about Cut Copy, except that many of my friends suggested I check them out when I told them I loved Friendly Fires. With this single, I still don’t see the sonic resemblance, except that Friendly Fires is somewhat tropical on some tracks. Hmmm.

But let’s go back to the Cut Copy single. Maybe this is what the Aussies are looking for their summer – something uncomplicated, something dancey, a pop song that doesn’t require deep thought. It is a lot of fun, and I can see dancing to this under palm trees and one too many little frou frou drinks with umbrellas…but it’s just too simple for me for me to be enchanted by the effort. And is it just me, or is there a definite Men at Work ‘Down Under’ vibe? Weird. Have a listen below and see if you agree or disagree.


‘Take Me Over’ is available digitally now, and their Australian label Modular Recordings (who also have Delphic and Yeah Yeah Yeahs on their roster) say a 12″ single will follow soon.

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