TRACK OF THE DAY: DARKSTAR - 'Through The Motions

TRACK OF THE DAY: DARKSTAR - 'Through The Motions

Electronic duo Darkstar can now preview a new cut from their album ‘Foam Island’. The song deals in uptempo pop with heavily processed vocals, reminiscent of ‘Need You’ and ‘Aidy’s Girl Is A Computer’, their earlier singles on the Hyperdub label. The previously unheard track can be heard in full BELOW.

‘Foam Island’ is an exploration of the state of society today. Interlaced with political/social undertones, hard digital rhythms, live percussion and colourful synths. Following collaborations with the likes of Actress, Wild Beasts and Zomby, it is an ambitious record, buzzing with the energy and excitement of all the possibilities inherent in electronic music in 2015. The band say: “it’s a culmination of everything we’ve written up to this point, the club and electronic side but also trying to tell a story”.

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A live tour will coincide with the album release. Watch a taster of the show with this ‘Pin Secure’ live session video HERE:

14/10/15 - Exil, Zurich, CH

16/10/15 - Hakken, Hamburg, DE

17/10/15 -Amsterdam Dance Event @ Paradiso, Amsterdam, NL

20/10/15 - Point Éphémère, Paris, FR

21/10/15 - Kino Siska, Llublijana, SI

22/10/15 - AB, Brussels, BE

23/10/15 - Liverpool Music Week, Liverpool, UK

29/10/15 - Beacons Metro @ Headrow House, Leeds, UK

30/10/15 - Dachstock, Bern, CH

31/11/15 - New Falls Festival, Dusseldorf, DE

04/11/15 - ICA, London, UK

06/11/15 - Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate, UK

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