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Solomon Grey embrace future and past simultaneously on new single "Sweet 84"

26 January 2016, 09:45 | Written by Grant Rindner

With its chugging layers of synths and pounding drums, Solomon Grey's "Sweet 84" sounds a bit like what you'd listen to if you were riding one of the light bikes from Tron. It has a warm, nostalgic 80s glow, but it still feels fresh and exciting thanks to top notch production.

Solomon Grey, comprised of Joe Wilson and Tom Kingston, walk the line between a producer tandem and a full-on band flawlessly. Even though much of their sound is clearly digital, there's an organic and authentic feeling that's hard to fake and reminiscent of hybrid groups like Wet or JR JR who operate in a similar sphere.

The pair have been making quality, electro-tinged indie music for the past few years, and "Sweet 84" is a clear sign of their improved songwriting and chemistry. It's lush and urgent, with infectious guitar and horn licks to compliment the meaty synth framework.

The lengthy, percussion-less outro is gorgeous and surprisingly cinematic, thanks to some tasteful strings.

"Sweet 84" is one of the more infectious songs that has been released in 2016 thus far. It could be the harbinger of both a critical and commercial breakthrough for Wilson and Kingston.

Solomon Grey's self-titled debut album is released on 18 March via Decca Records (pre-order via website / pre-order via iTunes). Tour dates below.


3 – Eagle Inn, Manchester 4 – Green Door Store, Brighton 5 – The Louisiana, Bristol 6 – Electrowerkz, London (Buy tickets)

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