Tailspin, the most recent release by Hospital, is a fun, refreshing throwback to ’80s new-wave pop. With elements of electronica flare and pleasant male vocals blended with pop synthesizer sounds, Hospital takes the listener back in a fresh way. Their sound is a familiar one. It’s like you can’t seem to put your finger on exactly who they remind you of, but just as something comes to mind, the band mixes it up, the memory slips past and everyone is on to something new. Hospital may have an ’80s throwback sound, but rest assured, there is nothing stale about this band.
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