East London’s slacker synth-wave refuseniks Polychrome are set to release new single ‘Starts with a Kiss’.
East London’s Polychrome channel the spirit of Electric Youth and the electronic ecstasy of M83 with their new single ‘Starts with a Kiss’, which juxtaposes Victoria’s dreamy vocal melodies with driving and throbbing Italo-bass and features a roaring guitar solo from Bjorn Agren of Razorlight. It is at once pretty and muscular...the apparition of real love in dystopia...like if Don Henley wrote The Terminator soundtrack...Is it about Ryan Gosling again? 'Probably', shrugs Victoria.
‘Starts with a Kiss’ is released through Outland Recordings on Friday 12 June.
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The Electricity Club Interview, 20 May 2020: http://www.electricityclub.co.uk/polychrome-interview/
Do they like kissing or what? Their debut single was called Final Kiss, and now this. And haven't they got them the wrong way around?
'We were all set to release this before the pandemic but then we freaked out that people might think it was about the disease.' Says Oliver, 'but in that case we're actually glad it's not Final Kiss. And yes we like kissing, just not each other'. 'We haven't tried’, says Victoria.
Polychrome are made up of Oliver Price of Bronze Medallists and Victoria Harrison of Victoria and Jacob. Victoria and Jacob have toured the UK supporting the likes of The Mystery Jets, Com Truise, Daughter and Katie B. Bronze Medallists have played on bills with Lucy Rose, Mt Wolf, Icona Pop and have been supported by Radio 1, Radio X, Radio 2 and BBC6 Music.
Polychrome write Sega-Tronic Dreamwave and Synthpop, and as huge fans of the Drive Soundtrack - they love 80’s style live drum kits, vintage microphones and retro keyboards. They’ve even been known to hack gameboys for samples.
The duo regularly collaborates with outside musicians. Bjorn Agren of Razorlight performs an 80’s style guitar solo on their latest single and the duo have also worked closely with Stephen Hodd (Lamb, Passenger).
Their nostalgic style of Dream-Pop has picked up an underground following after Netflix series syncs on Unorthodox and All The Boys I Loved Before, as well as Amazon Prime’s Red Oaks.Facebook