Hello Cosmos have released ‘Run For President’, the title track on their forthcoming EP. It’s described as ‘another post-punk and indie-dance assault on the senses and consciousness’ …..
and ‘half dreamy yearning, half volatile, scattergun narration, lead vocalist Ben Robinson sets out a blueprint of progressive commentary on the Run For President EP’.
Run For President is about self-believe, about contempt for false idols and the dark forces of commercialism, about refusing to be manipulated. All of this is compounded by an Apache-style beat and the sound clash of doom rock.
Ben Robinson is also the founder of award-winning UK music festivals (Bluedot and Kendal Calling).
It’s good to know that the EP features a great collection of outsider musicians from the Leeds music scene, including Girl Sweat, James Smith (Post War Glamour Girls and Cruel World), Emma Mason (Galaxians and Lost Colours), Angela Chan (Lanterns on The Lake and Tomorrow We Sail) and Jack Simpson.
After Live at Leeds on 4 May, Hello Cosmos’ other festival dates are: Liverpool Sound City (5th May), This is Tomorrow (26th May), Long Division (1st June), Bluedot (20th July) & Kendal Calling (26th July).
Here’s some opinion from the critics:
“A hit, a palpable hit. The combination of Northern declaiming vocals over tough widescreen producing on Dream Harder is right up my street” Tom Robinson, BBC Introducing
“Sure they will be headlining one day, he’s clearly got something going on.” John Kennedy, Radio X
“Epic rock like Muse with Mark E.Smith, John Cooper Clarke and a Northern Mike Skinner all mixing together to create that fully charged out-there sound.” – Chris Hawkins, BBC Radio 6 Music
“The first single from the forthcoming album channels LCD Soundsystem for an indie-dance banger.” – Gigwise
“Raw driving The Who rock with a twist of The Fall” – John Rob, Louder than War
“With a Desert Sessions-like revolving cast of characters it creates something that strides from the speakers and announces itself with a technicolour blast of post-punk ingenuity.” SoundBlab
Feature photograph provided by Sonic PR.
Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.