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Approved: Koalas

By | Published on Thursday 4 October 2018

Koalas

Synth-pop duo Koalas recently previewed new single ‘Sandcastles’, showing off their rich analogue sound and twin vocal approach. Now they’ve followed it up with the B-side, ‘Imaging’, a mostly instrumental track that delves further into the sound and style they’re developing.

“When you’re working in a new band with a limited number of releases available, a B-side is so important to show light and shade”, says Sam Jones. “‘Imaging’ has a more sprawling structure and experiments with a different sound-world, using more live percussive instruments and loops. It’s freeing to be able to create something that steps out of the traditional song format and work in slightly weirder spaces, playing with more repetition, minimalism, suspense and release”.

It’s clear that a great deal of thought has already gone into this relatively new project. Jones adds: “We’ve taken our time to pull everything together, craft and refine. The live show in particular was something we had to really think about before we could even get close to a rehearsal room. The show is about 80% analogue synths with live drums so what you’re hearing is pure voltage, which is hopefully pretty exciting”.

You can catch that live show at two upcoming London shows. They’ll play the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on 11 Oct and The Finsbury in Harringay on 16 Nov.

Listen to ‘Imaging’ here:

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