Thursday, 26 January 2012

Discopolis - Zenithobia

Discopolis (pronounced we understand in the same style as Metropolis) should by rights have featured on Breaking More Waves yesterday, what with it being Burns night and the band being Scottish. Perhaps though, that would have just been too clichéd to do, although if you heard us broadcasting on Portsmouth’s only radio station Express FM you would know that we quite enjoy a cliché and blasted out plenty of Scots bands in between our unscripted, unplanned chatter. One of the tracks we played was the aforementioned bands songs Lofty Ambitions, a spacious piece of electronic pop originally streamed on the blog last summer.

So now here’s the new single from Discopolis. Zenithobia sounds like the shimmering distorted haze created by the heavy heat of summer, where the electronic cool of Delphic mixes with the sweaty euphoria of Friendly Fires. It’s a confident out-there piece of electronic pop music that almost drifts into more experimental ambient or shoegaze territories, with a spirit not dissimilar to M83.

With Zenithobia officially lifting off on March 5th there’s a number of forthcoming tour dates including a free show in the vicinity of Breaking More Waves HQ, at Portsmouth’s Registry on Feb 2nd. Catch them before they journey upwards.

Discopolis - Zenithobia

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