New Manchester three-piece, Berlin Berlin have unveiled their debut single Josef. Combining the melancholic throb of 80’s electronica and the experimental mindset of Krautrock to fashion something truly euphoric, Josef is a perfect illustration of their sound and an exciting indicator of things to come. Glittering electronics and dancing lazer-synths are pinned down by heavy, driving drums with a chorus as anthemic as it is uplifiting.
Promising, ‘dark beauty on an epic scale’, their sound is both immediate and vast, and the band name influences as varied as Aphex Twin and Dennis Wilson and space rockers Spiritualized. Both experimental and populist, other reference points include psychedelic indie rockers, House of Love, the art-house hybrid electronica of pre-stadium Simple Minds, Bristol’s Massive Attack, and the classic big beat sound of The Chemical Brothers.
The band consists of Jonny Holland (vocals/keys), Stuart Winnington (guitar/keys) and Jordan Hunstone (drums) and signed to new Manchester record label MUK Records in January of this year.
Berlin Berlin host their single launch party at Manchester’s infamous Soup Kitchen on the 5th July.
Take a listen and watch the video to Josef here: