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Electronic pop duo AGE share new single ‘Peaks’
On July 14th, Irish/Australian duo AGE, release their debut single ‘Peaks’, a blissfully atmospheric pop anthem which merges tropical beats with shimmering synths, painting a lush picture of a city filled with light and shade.
Gavin Dwight and Jen Cosgrave layer their dreamlike vocal harmonies over washes of electronic grooves and hypnotic claps, making ‘Peaks’ not only an astoundingly confident introduction but a statement of intent from a band with plenty more up their sleeves. AGE co-produced the single with mixing engineer Russ Fawcus (Wild Beasts, Noah And The Whale) and it was mastered by Mandy Parnell (Jamie XX, The Knife).
Like all great pop songs, Dwight tells us there’s a personal meaning behind its lyrics; “We wrote ‘Peaks’ at a time when we could see a lot of people around us crossing over the line of what’s safe and not taking care of themselves. We live in a place and a city where it’s too easy to do. It’s a love song to those people.”
After playing in various other bands, they’ve since split their time writing and recording from bedroom sessions in Clapton to overnight shifts at North London’s Tileyard studios (before they were kicked out to make way for Lily Allen). Despite forming last year and only having played a small number of warm-up shows, they recently supported Temper Trap and played the Radio X/AIM Awards. The band are currently in the studio working with producer Paddy Baird (brother of Two Door Cinema Club bassist, Kevin Baird), on their debut EP.
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