REVEAL NEW SINGLE:
‘LET LOVE BE
THE ISLAND UPON WHICH WE STAND’
OUT 31st OCTOBER 2019
TAKEN FROM A NEW EP ARRIVING THIS WINTER
+ HALLOWEEN HEADLINE DATE IN MANCHESTER
“A song about unification and love that could soundtrack the count-down to Armageddon. An epic end of the world cry for hope. Don’t know about you but I feel like I’ve just been blasted from Cape Canaveral and done a couple of laps of the Milky Way.’
– Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 MUSIC
Intergalactic post-punk avengers – HELLO COSMOS – are back with news of a new single, EP and a special launch show at Manchester Soup Kitchen this Halloween – Buy Tickets now.
The Manchester-centred collective are pleased to present their latest single ‘Let Love Be The Island Upon Which We Stand’ – out 31st October 2019.
A collaboration with BBC R1 / 6Music celebrated vocalist Jordan Hodson (Tallsaint / Loux), ‘Let Love Be’ is a dizzying assault on the senses with Chemical Brothers-esque electro-clash beats.
Harking right back to the genesis of the band, the new track is looped from beats and melodies forged during the very first Hello Cosmos sessions and before they’d even settled on a name or being more than a studio experiment for fun.
“The song title of ‘Let Love Be…’ was originally written on honeymoon about my better half, Dr Roxy” says Ben, “but it seems to have taken on a potent message in the current climate. The guest vocal is by Jordan Hodson, it’s our first time working together but hopefully not the last. She has a really versatile range which is rare to find.”
Hauling together its constituent parts, from Ben’s repetitive vocal line to the Weatherall-wavelength riding sonics, Cosmos comrade Joe Thompson welded each into the chugging juggernaut we hear today. With a final fit-out at the legendary Greenmount studios, the finished version is a mesmeric 5+ minute wig-out which can be heard in its full glory on a new EP entitled: ‘Let Love Be The Island Upon Which We Stand’ set for release this Winter.
Immediately following the band’s ‘Run For President’ EP (released Summer 2019), the upcoming 4-track release will include new material ‘Let Love Be…’ and ‘Shores Of Mankind’, plus two stimulating remixes courtesy of Joe Thompson and Richard Norris (The Grid, Beyond the Wizards Sleeve, Circle Sky). It takes a more electronic footing than the previous release but blisters with the same melting-pot-of-influences approach that is definitive of their style.
With a message of hope, love and unity underlying the upcoming release, in something of an act of karma Hello Cosmos will be releasing their new single on 31st October 2019 – a day many are anticipating as one of deep divisions. On the same evening as the track’s release, the band will be inviting you to join them at a special one-off hometown headline gig at Manchester Soup Kitchen to launch it; a night of resilience and rock’n’roll to ride through these troubled times.
HELLO COSMOS WILL RELEASE NEW SINGLE:
‘LET LOVE BE THE ISLAND UPON WHICH WE STAND’
31st OCTOBER 2019
NEW EP ARRIVING THIS WINTER – STAY TUNED….
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Hello Cosmos is the experimental collaborative project based in Manchester. The project now spans over 50 collaborators. Earlier in 2019, the band performed at major festivals including Kendal Calling, bluedot, Live at Leeds and Liverpool Sound City, and released their ‘Run For President’ EP on Independence Day; a collection praised by God Is In The TV on release as: “a set of songs that… excite, delight and bode well for future endeavors. Highly recommended!”. The collective will now release their latest EP: ‘Let Love Be the Island Upon Which We Stand’ EP this October.
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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 strong 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
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