‘RUN FOR PRESIDENT’ SINGLE – OUT TODAY, 31 MAY
WATCH THE STUNNING ANIMATED VIDEO HERE
NEW EP ARRIVES THIS SUMMER
+ UK FESTIVAL LIVE DATES
HELLO COSMOS today release ‘Run For President’, the first single and title-track of a forthcoming EP.
As premiered by Gigslutz, the stunning new video sees the band once again teaming up with extraordinary Ukrainian visual artist VidsInvader aka Tara Merenkov.
A master of visual cut and paste, Merenkov’s artistic approach sees the artist scan the library of the internet for creative clips that match the energy, lyrics, style and journey of the music presented to them. In what is VidsInvader’s fifth collaboration with Hello Cosmos, the ‘Run For President’ video seamlessly weaves together animations and FX that take the viewer on a journey through the music, into another world, another dimension.
A transformative and psychedelically-sewn melting pot of images and reference points from the huge catalogue of the world wide web, the video is a triumph of international collaboration whilst offering an inspiring reflection of the mass of digital media that now exists and its potential to find new meanings in the modern age. Other Hello Cosmos videos from VidsInvader are up on Youtube now and include: ‘Raise the Dawn’, ‘Dream Harder – Joe Thompson Remix’, ‘Keep on Rising’ & ‘Keep on Rising – Lost Colours Remix’ – watch them all here
Plugged directly into the Radio Clash antenna, Manchester collective Hello Cosmos 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.
The eponymous track of their upcoming EP release is a call-to-arms, a raging tumult of grinding, fuzz and flaying intensity that swirls around an Apache style beat and a harmonic sound clash of punk-ish dance and doom rock. At the eye-of-the-storm, Robinson uses a rich language, peppered with various literary references to rile against the false idols of superstition and the dark forces of commercialism that manipulate our behaviour. The message: Break off the shackles, cut the bullsh*t, discard the fairytales, and believe in yourself.
The upcoming EP also features a huge collection of outsider musicians from the 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.
The EP also features a remix by the infamous producer extraordinaire Jagz Kooner (Sabers Of Paradise). 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.
Hello Cosmos is the brainchild of Ben Robinson, also founder of award-winning UK music festivals (Bluedot and Kendal Calling), which began as an experimental studio collaboration. It now spans over 50 collaborators and has evolved into a live touring show, with four core members taking the sonic bombardment on the road.
The band’s ‘Run For President’ release arrives as they chart their way around a run of major UK festival dates which includes upcoming shows at Long Division (1st June), Bluedot (20th July) & Kendal Calling (26th July). Full dates and details as follows:
UPCOMING 2019 LIVE DATES:
Long Division (1st June)
Bluedot (20th July)
Kendal Calling (26th July)
WATCH HELLO COSMOS’ – RUN FOR PRESIDENT VIDEO HERE
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What people have been saying about Hello Cosmos….
“A hit, a palpable hit. The combination of Northern declaiming vocals over tough widescreen producing on Dream Harder is right up my street” Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing
“Sure they will be headlining one day, he’s clearly got something going on.” John Kennedy, Radio X
“Epic rock like Muse with Mark E.Smith, John Cooper Clarke and a Northern Mike Skinner all mixing together to create that fully charged out-there sound.” – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music
“The first single from the forthcoming album channels LCD Soundsystem for an indie-dance banger.” – Gigwise
“Raw driving The Who rock with a twist of The Fall” – John Rob, Louder than War
“With a Desert Sessions-like revolving cast of characters it creates something that strides from the speakers and announces itself with a technicolour blast of post-punk ingenuity.” SoundBlab
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