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Milburn’s Joe Carnall and Arctic Monkey’s Drummer | Good Cop Bad Cop – “M.E.X.I.C.O. C.I.T.Y.”

  • March 28, 2024
  • 2 min read
Milburn’s Joe Carnall and Arctic Monkey’s Drummer | Good Cop Bad Cop – “M.E.X.I.C.O. C.I.T.Y.”

Good cop bad cop, Mexico City, indie rock, synth rock

Good Cop Bad Cop, the collaboration between Milburn’s Joe Carnall and Arctic Monkeys’ drummer Matt Helders, has garnered attention for its distinct approach to music. Their self-titled album opens with a chill and moody vibe, showcasing a blend of electronic elements that ease listeners into its unique sound. Tracks like “Silk and Leather” and “When You’re Not Winning” start the album off on a catchy note, carrying a consistent beat and character reminiscent of Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner’s style. As the album progresses, it dips into various genres, with “Sharp Shooter” adopting a synth sound reminiscent of 80s club pop, and “Times New Roman” slowing down to a sultry syncopated beat with witty literary motifs​. Their latest track “M.E.X.I.C.O. C.I.T.Y.” Is a stunning 80s-esque synth vibe, see below.

Live performances by Good Cop Bad Cop, such as their second-ever gig at YES in Manchester, demonstrate their ability to this studio intricacy into engaging live shows. Despite initial skepticism from some fans, especially regarding Matt Helders’ role (he did not perform live with the band), the live rendition of their songs has been praised for showcasing the album’s strengths more vividly. The gig in Manchester was described as a turning point that washed away any uncertainty about the band, proving their potential to captivate live audiences. The atmosphere was intimate, with the band engaging humorously with the audience, and their set included a mix of album tracks and new material, highlighting their evolving sound​.

Good Cop Bad Cop’s work is a reflective take on youth, technology’s impact, and the simplicity of life before the digital age became dominant. Their music grows on listeners, with the production drawing comparisons to Arctic Monkeys’ “Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino” but with a minimalist touch. This project has been marked as a notable indie collaboration, hinting at a fresh direction for members of one of the UK’s most influential modern bands

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