The opening track (entitled 'I'm Only 21') starts things off on an energetic and fun note. Clever songwriting may be the first noticeable thing that sticks in the ear, this will be a constant attribute of the album, with tongue in cheek wordplay and innuendo coming into play particularly heavy in tracks like "Moneyshot" and "Night School".
Tracks like "Fashion Police" mix in a little disco twist to their sporadic energy fueled take on rock. This is an especially welcome addition to their style, and suits them quite well.
Instruments and vocals are meticulously mixed together in this album, with obviously special attention payed in post-production, from the fat and moody synths in "Ready for the Night" to the melancholy builds of distortion in "Chill Pills"- everything seems to sound just right.
At the end of the day "Black Sundae" is solid and strong pop vision that soars much higher in production and clarity of statement than their debut 2010 self titled album.
"Black Sundae" by Automagik is available via their Bandcamp page.