Thursday, September 11, 2014

Stunning return from The Veronicas

Remember The Veronicas? That not-unattractive twin sister goth pop whirlwind, who released a clutch of thrilling pop singles half a decade ago.

This one was a top 10 hit in the UK.

The Veronicas - Untouched

And this one was even better.

The Veronicas - 4Ever

Sadly, they've been trapped in record label purgatory for the last couple of years - with Warner Bros stalling, delaying and eventually refusing to release their third album. "Its not because they didn't like the record," the sisters explained in 2012, "it's because they have been through 3 different CEO's and 4 different A&R, there has been no focus across the board".

Luckily, last year, they escaped and fled to Sony, who are "amazing" and allowing Jessica and Lisa to put out "the album of our dreams".

To be honest, I'd hoped they'd come back with a barnstorming pop banger - but, not for the first time, my instincts were completely wrong.

You Ruin Me is a bare-bones, gut-wrenching piano ballad. Written and recorded in just five hours, it sounds like an uncensored outpouring of grief.

"It's a heartbreaking song," The Veronicas confessed Aussie radio station B105 last night. "No silver lining".

It is also, I think you'll agree, a stunner.

Welcome back, ladies.

The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (radio recording)

The Veronicas - You Ruin Me (video teaser)

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