Hotly tipped singer/songwriter, animator and musician Danimal Kingdom’s debut single Vinyl Skipping Ever Backward / Through The Ice joins the dots between 80’s influenced new wave pop and the best of today’s electronic music. Now having honed his live set over the past 12 months playing some of London’s best clubs, Danimal Kingdom is ready to take his rightful place and usurp those other pop pretenders
“Lead single, My Beautiful Machines, is an infectious ditty of retro-electro-funk that instantly echoes similarities between Montrealers Chromeo and Parisian pop-outfit Phoenix” Notion
Brighton’s favourite electro-soul boys are back with a brand new EP featuring three tracks of sublime pop music, including My Beautiful Machines the song that has inspired a thousand (well 2 or 3) stage invasions over the past few months.
“Quite a massive remix! and a beautiful song” Justin Robertson
For our first ever 12″ we turned to Sweden’s finest, Drop Out Orchestra, who took :Kinema:s electro-pop love-song to synthesizers and turned it into one of the most epic disco tracks we’ve ever heard.12 minutes of ridiculously funky bass, drums and chunky analogue synths that has made its way into the DJ sets of some of the biggest names around.
“Irresistibly glossy, warm and infectious songs that skirt Dance and Indie crossover territory a la Hot Chip and Phoenix” Dummy
Having launched themselves onto the world at large with their stunning debut Recreation and the blogging frenzy that greeted their inspired autotuned take on Animal Collective´s My Girls, Brighton’s :Kinema: return with the Circles EP, another sublime slice of 21st century blue-eyed soul.
“… glossy Phoenix-y pop… the sound equivalent of wearing a giant fluffy turtleneck and walking through Central Park in autumn – total comfort food” The Fader
For those of us that like smart, clever pop that doesn’t come hurtling off a production line but instead is crafted with much love and precision :Kinema: have arrived with their debut release a classic double A-side of pop perfection.
“It is ridiculous Shock Defeat! are not huge” Neonbuzz
Having blown us away by their live performances Shock Defeat! were a lock for the 2nd release on Hot Pockets. Recorded in their Bermondsey studio The Olympic Village EP contains five stories of urban alienation, casual violence and playground justice that take their cue form the likes of Can, Talking Heads and !!! and are sure to cause mayhem on any dancefloor.
“A reverential homage to a truly brilliant track” Spoonfed
The first release on Hot Pockets is an interpretation of that classic American standard ‘Love Lockdown’ as performed by Nottingham based artist Line, better known to both his mum and the taxman as Neil Wells.