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Local band The Great Spy Experiment resemble early U2 and The Killers

Published on Feb 20, 2013 11:47 AM
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The Great Spy Experiment comprises of (from left) Khairul Hashim, Fandy Razak, Saiful Idris, Tan Shung Sin and Magdalene Han. The stars are aligned for The Great Spy Experiment: With their second album, these local indie rockers deserve to be propelled to the stratosphere. The stars are aligned for The Great Spy Experiment: With their second album, these local indie rockers deserve to be propelled to the stratosphere. -- FILE PHOTO: THE GREAT SPY EXPERIMENT

The stars are aligned for The Great Spy Experiment: With their second album, these local indie rockers deserve to be propelled to the stratosphere.

Moving to No. 1 on iTunes Singapore within 24 hours of its release, Litmus is a gloriously widescreen rock narrative that, in parts, has the emotional sweep of early U2 or the victorious neon-lit ambition of The Killers.

Melding pop, dance, new wave and even punk seamlessly, they think big and go for the moment where all hearts are in unison, whether it's the brief synth respite Stars or the arena-baiting title track.

On Tonight, Tonight, Guitarist-vocalist Saiful Idris emotes like a less affected Brandon Flowers, as he dashes out such stadia-friendly lines as "Tonight, the lights will quiver/With every byte, a beat/A restless heart".

 
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