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The U.K. duo serve a sinister mix of low-slung electronica and industrial swagger.

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WHO ARE THEY? The dynamic, daring and dangerous duo of Rosie Bones and Carmen Vandenberg, last seen (and heard) lending their talents (and attitude) to guitar hero Jeff Beck on his edgy electronica disc Loud Hailer in 2016.

WHAT IS THIS? Their long-overdue debut album.

WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE? A mix of low-slung electronica and swaggering industrial rock, smartly decorated with incongruously infectious pop hooks.

WHAT WOULD BE A BETTER TITLE FOR THIS ALBUM? Getting Under Your Skin.

HOW SHOULD I LISTEN TO IT? In an underground club where everyone dresses in PVC and leather and wears sunglasses indoors at night.

WHAT 10 WORDS DESCRIBE IT? Sinister, subversive, shady, beguiling, propulsive, noisy, grim, unsettling, provocative, stylish.

WHAT ARE THE BEST SONGS? Ease your way in with their bruising cover of David Bowie’s I’m Afraid of Americans, then move on to their own killer cuts like Beautiful is Boring, Filthy Freaks, Choke and Creature.

WHAT WILL MY FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY? ‘They kinda scare me.’

HOW OFTEN WILL I LISTEN TO THIS? You’ll be hooked before you even realize it.

IF THIS ALBUM WERE A COLOUR, WHAT COLOUR WOULD IT BE? Pitch black — flecked with blood.

SHOULD I BUY, STREAM OR STEAL? Buy or die. And make no bones about it.