Good vibrations: one of the participants of the video for Go to Go
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Empowering new genre or just another remix? All-women Dutch band ADAM perform techno hit while orgasming

The women of Dutch techno band ADAM have been a bit of a YouTube hit with their song Go to Go – which they try to sing while using vibrators.

A Dutch electronic band called ADAM have released their debut music video, in which the five band members eschew the coy innuendo of most pop offerings by simply orgasming while attempting to sing their single, Go to Go. 

With vibrators out of shot, and simply their knowing smiles in view, there is something particularly joyful and liberating about this video. And it's a pretty good beat. That's what you get when you mix electro, feminism, and, err, web-based marketing strategies (the song is on sale this week).

Have a watch:

I'm a mole, innit.

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“Minoan pendant”: a new poem by Mark Granier

“Yes – I press my nose / to the pleasantly warm glass – / it’s a copy of one I saw / cased in the cool museum”

Yes – I press my nose
to the pleasantly warm glass –
it’s a copy of one I saw
cased in the cool museum –
gold beaten to honey, a grainy
oval dollop, flanked by two
slim symmetrical bees –

garland for a civilisation’s
rise and collapse, eye-dropped
five thousand years: a flash
of evening sun on a windscreen
or wing mirror – Heraklion’s
scooter-life buzzing and humming –

as I step in to browse, become
mesmerised by the warm
dark eyes of the woman
who gives her spiel and moves
softly and with such grace,
that, after leaving, I hesitate

a moment on the pavement
then re-enter with a question
I know not to ask, but ask
anyway, to hear her voice
soften even more as she smiles
and shakes her hair – no.

Mark Granier is an Irish poet and photographer. He is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Haunt (Salmon).

This article first appeared in the 16 June 2016 issue of the New Statesman, Britain on the brink