Mirrors' debut album Lights and Offerings is an album that you will think you've heard before, and you'll be right. This is the 80s squeezed into just under an hour. The horrendous perms, shoulder pads and offensively vividly bright day-glo clothing have rightly now been ditched and they can happily be left in the past. But the synth electro-pop that Mirrors offer is something definitely still welcome in 2011.

Hailing from the glamorous beach resort of Brighton, Mirrors bring some funky disco-pop into our lives. The album opener, 'Fear Of Drowning' - never has the bleak prospect of drowning been so exciting - has an almost uncanny resemblance to The Who's 'Baba O'Riley' but with an up to date post-modern twist in its digital sounding noises, teamed with wistful and smouldering singing and sinister lyrics. 'Somewhere Strange', despite being reminiscent of the good old eighties, would not be out of place on the synth-heavy The Killers' debut Hot Fuss.

And from here it just gets better: 'Into The Heart' is so nostalgic of the 80s, with a great dancey-disco vibe. And 'Searching The Wilderness' follows in this vein too, and is the stand out track on the album. I challenge you not to dance to these hypnotic and almost mesmerising beats, definitely one for the nights out playlist. The only let down is weird inaudible chatting mid-song, it's just strange mumblings. Yet this is one of the only few flaws of Lights and Offerings, and let's face it, it could be a lot worse. 'Secrets' does offer some screeching technological noises that weren't too friendly to the ears, but coming at the end of the LP of a track over 8 minutes, let's hope it remains the unspoken, or should that be, unplayed secret of the album.

Yes, this album can very easily be considered cheesy in its pop vibe, but undoubtedly it is one of those albums that you will put on and end up singing along to, t's inevitable I'm afraid. So let it be a guilty pleasure, I won't tell anyone if you won't! This synth electro-pop sounded perfect in the 80s and still sounds just as good in 2011.

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