Protokoll - Moving Forward

David Renshaw 26/06/2006

Rating: 4/5

Protokoll are not pop music making machines, they are punk musicians making pop music with machines. With a sound reminiscent of bands like New Order mixed with the urgency of punk in 1997. They combine luxurious synth-pop melodies with shoe gazer inspired guitar swells, backed with a juggernaut rhythm section. Protokoll are a force to be reckoned with. Vocally reminiscent of The Cure's Robert Smith but with added anger and urgency Jose De Lara is an interesting curiosity. Protokoll aren't life changing but they're definitely a welcome addition to anybody's record collection.