NZCA LINES premiered their new video for “Two Hearts” yesterday. Leo Stamps-directed the clip for the London-based band – the project of Michael Lovett, with Charlotte Hatherley (Bat For Lashes, Ash) and Sarah Jones (Hot Chip) – will release their sophomore album Infinite Summer on January 22, 2016 via Memphis Industries.
“I feel the video for ‘Two Hearts’ mirrors the song’s alternating intimacy and bombast,” says Lovett. “Lyrically the song is about isolation and the distance in a relationship, and here Sarah and I sing our parts separately, each alone in a void lit by blinding strobes and icy pillars of light.”
Infinite Summer combines lush, dance-ready pop with R&B beats to create a heady, rhythmic, and epic journey. Recorded over the last two years with Charlie Alex March (Veronica Falls) as studio co-conspirator, and mixed by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene, Super Furry Animals), it’s an emotional and dark, intimate and refined LP that refracts Lovett’s personal life through the guise of a concept album. Influenced by the likes of science fiction writers Arthur C. Clarke, Brian Aldiss, J.G. Ballard, Clifford Simak and Philip K. Dick, Lovett explains further: “The album is based around the idea of a far-future Earth, where the sun has expanded to the size of a red giant and our extinction is imminent. Half of the world is covered by a city [Cairo-Athens] that clings to the past and embraces its destruction, whilst the other half is trying to rebuild, create and make something new. Yet, it’s good on both sides because it’s warm everywhere and people just party most of the time.”
NZCA LINES will head out on a run of UK tour dates next month, beginning February 10th in Manchester. A current itinerary is below.
NZCA LINES UK tour dates:
10 Feb – Manchester – Soup Kitchen
11 Feb – Glasgow – Broadcast
12 Feb – Leeds – Headrow House
15 Feb – Brighton – Sticky Mike’s
16 Feb – London – The Pickle Factory
27 Feb – Sheffield – Outline Festival, The Harley