Album: Sons and Daughters, Mirror Mirror (Domino)

If Mirror Mirror sounds like it would work as a horror soundtrack, that's no coincidence.

The main inspirations for Sons & Daughters' third album were Dario Argento movies, sinister fairy tales and real-world bloodshed: more than one song is about a murder case.

The Glaswegian band's chosen style this time around, namely dark vintage synth pop (early Human League) and scratchy, spindly post-punk (Wire, the Cure), matches the mood and subject matter perfectly.