The debut release. Best served chilled.
Manchester based collective Hello Cosmos have released their first single ‘Raise The Dawn’ and it’s accompanying B-side and remix. Put together and led by songwriter and bass player Ben Robinson, founder of Kendal Calling & Bluedot Festival, Hello Cosmos sees the musician surround himself with 20 collaborators for a huge, long running recording project at Leeds’ Greenmount Studios (The Cribs, New Model Army, Pulled Apart By Horses)
Beamed direct from an alternative universe in which The Fall were produced by DFA Records’ Andy Goldsworthy, Hello Cosmos hurtle towards Earth with a Radio Clash collision of post-punk, indie-disco and alternative rock that has already them earned them support across BBC 6 Music, Radio X and Louder Than War Magazine.
This colourful blast of influences can be heard on debut single ‘Raise The Dawn’, a brazen rat-a-tat style James Murphy rallying cry against mediocrity “Well I’m just a little bit tired of being spoon fed by the uninspired.”
Complete with the fractious accompaniment of frantic piano and infectious dance-rock groove. Hello Cosmos may be riled up on this disenchanted anthem but as the new burbling synthesized and radiant electronic remix of the single from Joe Thompson proves, they can also ride the indie-dance wave with a passion, recalling The Juan Maclean, Hercules And Love Affair and of course, LCD Soundsystem.
Though the recording process for Hello Cosmos has seen a huge cast of characters involved, the live band will consist of Ben himself fronting the band on bass, his brother and lifelong collaborator Simon on drums with the line up completed by Manchester & Leeds based musicians Angela Chan (Lanterns On The Lake, Placebo) on violin & keys and Adrian Ingham on guitar.
With Hello Cosmos. Ben is finally stepping out of the shadows after years as a hugely important figure in UK music. For over 10 years Ben has been at the forefront of festivals in the UK founding two award winning festivals, Bluedot Festival at the Jodrell Bank Space Observatory and Kendal Calling in the Lake District.
'Like LCD Soundsystem in space. It’s crunchy, psychedelic and very catchy, quality new music from Hello Cosmos' - Chris Hawkins 6 Music.
'Powerful, raw driving Who rock with a twist of The Fall' - John Robb, Louder than War.
‘Interesting when a background person comes into the foreground, it’s a big decision but he’s clearly got something going on.’ - John Kennedy, Radio X
‘Epic stuff, will be rising up the bill in the years to come, I’m going to go and listen to more of that.’ Gordon Smart, Radio X