The Eighties Thing, as we must call it, is perhaps the most inexplicable of all beasts. Technically it will soon have been going on for longer than the Eighties, and when that happens we'll all have to turn around and realise we haven't learnt a thing. In the meantime we must continue to dig for the songs that sound both like John Hughes soundtracks and 2011 pop gold, and Finland's Rubik seem as good competitors as any. Teardrop synths, spirited falsetto, at least two choruses and the sound of an 80s that didn't actually sound that like anywhere outside maybe Glenn Gregory's head.
Rubik: Laws Of Gravity by Fullsteam