Tangents is the first single taken from Simian Mobile Disco’s forthcoming album, Whorl. Opening with a booming, heavy kick-drum which sets the stage for the glittering lead twinkles that scatter themselves over the opening bars, the track quickly develops with the urgent intensity, building to a cosmic orchestral push. Tangents comes with non-album B side Blake’s Hitch, named after somewhere in the California desert that inspired this album’s recording. A much slower, more contemplative affair, drenched in warm lilting riffs and fuzzy, burbling basslines. It still packs a subtle punch of characteristic SMD euphoric pay off.
9 Sept – Union Chapel – London, UK