As the release of their latest EP inches into view this Independence Day, HELLO COSMOS today let the fireworks fly a little early by unveiling a fresh cut from the record: ‘Frequency Fields’.
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘FREQUENCY FIELDS’ HERE
Hallmarked with the transformative soundscapes and star-scudding sonic ingenuities that definitively blueprint the output of this Manchester collective, ‘Frequency Fields’ arrives as a tantalising forecast of the Run For President EP that impacts on 4th July 2019 (Via Cosmic Glue Records).
Given its first spin by BBC6 Music’s Chris Hawkins, the DJ hailed the band’s latest saying: “[There’s] Something addictive about the lead-singer’s voice. A band who go big on statement and protest. A rabble rouser with lovely poppy harmonies that temper the anger.”
Taking in the astral plane straddling psychedelia of the 60s, the low slung baggy-fied rhythms of the Mondays and the punch packing post-punk clout of the Fall, ‘Frequency Fields’ intercepts the disparate messages of trailblazers aeons past and re-routes them into a explosive new transmission of their own design.
Though it appears it’s not just the music that gazes to the heavens for its ideas, as Ben Robinson reveals the divine inspiration behind the enigmatic spoken word and electronic codings that sprawl across ‘Frequency Fields’:
‘I wrote the lyrics while on a tour of the sistine chapel listening to Lost Colours, wasn’t too popular with the tour guide with my headphones on all the way round… There’s also noises we recorded from an app on my phone that simulated classic Nintendo games power-ups!’
Hello Cosmos is the experimental collaborative project launched by award-winning founder UK Bluedot and Kendal Calling music festivals, Ben Robinson. Though the project now spans over 50 collaborators, new single ‘Frequency Fields’ only features three players; Ben himself, plus brother Simon Robinson and brother in law Stephen Hewitt.
‘Steve added the bass line once the rest of the track was down, it brought it to life in a whole new way.’ says Robinson. ‘Ironically given it’s my instrument it’s actually the best bass line on the upcoming album.’
‘Frequency Fields’ will feature on the band’s highly anticipated upcoming collection, the Run For President EP. As to be expected from the collective, the EP features a huge collection of outsider musicians, many from the thriving Leeds scene, with guests including Girl Sweat, James Smith (Post War Glamour Girls & Cruel World), Emma Mason (Galaxians & Lost Colours), Angela Chan (Lanterns on the Lake & Tomorrow We Sail) & Jack Simpson (Hyde Park Book Club) plus production and mixing at Greenmount Studios courtesy of Jamie Lockheart (Mye Mi), Rob Slater & Lee Smith. A remix by the infamous producer extraordinaire Jagz Kooner (Sabers Of Paradise), also proves to be an irresistible bonus. Jagz is renowned for production work with Primal Scream (Swastika Eyes), Bjork, The Prodigy & The Chemical Brothers plus his crossover remixes for Oasis, Kasabian, Soulwax & many more.
Plugged directly into the Radio Clash antenna, Manchester collective Hello Cosmos will continue their sonic bombardment with another post-punk and indie-dance assault on the senses and consciousness. Half dreamy yearning, half volatile, scattergun narration, lead vocalist Ben Robinson sets out a blueprint of progressive commentary on the Run For President EP.
HELLO COSMOS WILL RELEASE NEW EP; RUN FOR PRESIDENT – 4 JULY 2019 VIA COSMIC GLUE RECORDS
LISTEN TO NEW SINGLE ‘FREQUENCY FIELDS’ HERE
With news of the band evolving from a studio project to a full-throttle live proposition this Summer, HELLO COSMOS and acclaimed performances at major UK festivals including Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City, the band will be following the release of the Run For President EP with subsequent slots at the likes of Bluedot and Kendal Calling in July. Dates and details as follows:
HELLO COSMOS UPCOMING 2019 LIVE DATES:
Bluedot (20th July)
Kendal Calling (26th July)
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PRAISE FOR HELLO COSMOS
‘The Next Wave is like my hottest record in the world, but for bands, and tonight it’s Hello Cosmos…. From the title through to the sound and the lyrics there’s a definite rally cry here… I love what they are doing, people need to get onboard with this and check them out over the summer.’ – Jack Saunders, The Next Wave, BBC RADIO 1
‘The Fall meet LCD Soundsystem in a dystopian back alley’ – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music
‘Manchester collective Hello Cosmos continue their sonic bombardment with another post-punk and indie-dance assault on the senses and consciousness.’ – GigSlutz
‘Last seen tearing up Baltic Social at this year’s Sound City, they are set to be on most people’s to see list at most of the summer festivals…Hard to compartmentalise into a genre, they shimmer and shake in all the right places. ……new single Run For President, already being seen as the breakthrough.’ – Get into this
‘Thats the new single from Manchester collective Hello Cosmos, already received stirog support from Chris Hawkins & Tom Robinson.’ – Steve Lamacq, BBC Radio 6 Music
‘The first thing you notice is just how loud the Hello Cosmos live experience is, just how heavy these slabs of danceable rock resistance really are…..Nothing feels throw away with this band, the ideas and the message just as important as the grooves……Hello Cosmos are here to snap you out of complacency. It’s time to begin again.’ – 5 Stars, Soundblab, Live at Leeds review
‘They are on the rise and don’t seem to be showing signs of slowing down – certainly make time for these guys if possible, one of the smaller bands that will impress just as much as the big names will…… Their sound being formed by post-punk, indie-disco and alternative rock – they are as unique as the stars in the galaxy.’ – Ellipsis Liverpool
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