The Veronicas: 'Untouched'
Released on Monday, May 25 2009
Published Saturday, May 9 2009, 12:38 BST
| By David Balls |
Britain may be having an electropop moment, but that hasn't stopped identical twins Lisa and Jess, known collectively as The Veronicas
, from hoping there are still people out there who like a bit of guitar with their synths. Having notched up two bestselling albums in their native Australia and cracked the US top 20 with their punchy pop-rock tunes, the girls are now aiming to win over us Poms.
Though it's been knocking about for a while, it's 'Untouched' that The Veronicas are touting as their breakthrough single over here. Sounding like a cross between Pink and Avril Lavigne at her least brattish, it combines surging guitars, a naggingly effective string hook and harmonies a-plenty before building to a catchy, attitude-packed chorus. There's little in the way of originality here, but the girls' vampish style and quirky charm should work in their favour.> Click here to watch the 'Untouched' video