Ahead of taking his immersive live show on a European festival run in July, Rival Consoles shares brand new track Echoes — a colourful exploration of rhythm and sound for the summer nights.
“This is a piece where the main melody has been in my head for a long time and was just waiting to come out. I kind of think of it as the sonic equivalent to an impressionist painting in that I wanted to explore the sensation of lots of small layers of different colours and textures that are constantly moving around each other,” comments the London electronic producer; real name Ryan Lee West.
His festival appearances include Tauron Nowa Muzyka Katowice in Poland, Sexto ’Nplugged in Italy, and All Together Now in Ireland — with headline shows expected to follow in the autumn.
· stream & download Echoes
· book tickets to see him live
We’re thrilled to announce we’ll be co-curating this year’s Fat Out Fest in Manchester on September 22, featuring performances from Rival Consoles, Hatis Noit, Penguin Cafe and Douglas Dare –performing reworks of their songs with the BBC Philharmonic at the University of Salford. The show is hosted by presenter Elizabeth Alker and will be recorded for BBC Radio 3’s Unclassified.
Today, Penguin Cafe announce their fifth studio album, Rain Before Seven… due for release on July 7. They also share the video and single In Re Budd. A sense of optimism infuses Rain Before Seven… not the braggadocious, overconfident kind, but more a blithe, self-effacing optimism in keeping with the national character. Even when all signs point to the contrary, it operates within the certainty that things are going to be alright. Probably.