Still assailing the starry heights, 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 dreamily yearning, half volatile and scattergun narration, lead vocalist Ben Robinson sets out a blueprint for progressive unity to an accelerating vortex of Hadron Collidering influences on the Run For President EP.
The lead single and title-track is a call-to-arms, a raging tumult of grinding, fuzz and flaying intensity that swirls and envelopes around an Apache style tom beat and harmonic tribal sound clash of punkish dance and doom rock. At the eye-of-the-storm, Robinson uses a rich language, peppered with various literary references to riles against the false idols of superstition and the dark forces of commercialism that manipulate our behavior and loves. The message: Break off the shackles, cut the bullshit, discard the fairytales, and believe in yourself.
The upcoming EP also features a herd of outsider musicians from Leeds underground 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 (Hype Park Book Club) plus production and mixing at Greenmount Studios. The EP also features a remix by the infamous producer extraordinaire Jagz Kooner (Sabers Of Paradise). Jagz is renowned for his work on the original mix of Swastika Eyes for Primal Scream plus his crossover remixes for Oasis, Kasabian, The Charlatans & Soulwax.