[Premiere] Rival Consoles – Into The Heart // Song Of The Day #237

Rival Consoles is the geekiest band name of all time. There is no avoiding this.

It is lucky, then, that the music that Londoner Ryan L West makes under this moniker is so consistently entertaining. New it is not; instead, it is almost totally indebted to a combination of late ’90s IDM (can we just kill that horrible acronym now, please?), and SEGA soundtracks. But that doesn’t matter – because it is just done so very, very well.

His second album, Kid Velo, is being released one track at a time over the course of 11 weeks, courtesy of TLOBF favourites Erased Tapes. We are very happy to have ‘Into The Heart’, the second track from that record, as today’s exclusive Song Of The Day. Stream the track below, and pick it up from Boomkat here.