Berlin and London based duo Private Agenda are set to release to a new EP on esteemed independent label, Lo Recordings on the 7th of June 2019.
‘Aura’ features four beautifully crafted, lush electronic pop tracks including the collection’s eponymously titled opening track which is accompanied by a dazzling studio video, directed and produced by Boyter and Pope.
EP Track Listing
‘Aura’ oozes wistful romantic melancholy, it’s synth-pop naivete with an effortlessly modern feel. ‘Grapple’ provides a pounding counterpoint, chronicling the wilful destruction of island environments through the folly of thermonuclear weapons testing. A fusion of krautrock and new wave results in a dream pop maelstrom. ‘Kingfisher’ channels Bristolian trip hop and slick Parisian electronica taking proceedings in a downtempo direction before the lo-fi psychedelia of the ‘Lighthouse’ guides us back to shore.
The ‘Aura’ EP is a striking introduction to the thematic and musical world of the duo’s debut album, ‘Île de Rêve’ – forthcoming this Summer on Lo Recordings. A diverse collection of musical short stories which explores a variety of real and imagined island worlds, the debut album will also feature ‘Ultramarine’, one of the standout tracks on Lo Recordings’ latest compilation, ‘Spaciousness’.
A CD version of Île de Rêve will also include tracks from the ‘Aura’ EP. Thevinyl version won’t contain the tracks from the EP however.
Private Agenda is the eclectic, eccentric pop project of Sean Phillips and Martin Aggrowe. Based between London and Berlin,the pair have crafted their alluring and versatile sound over a series of releases on labels includingInternational Feel Recordings (DJ Harvey, Todd Terje) – home to their debut single, Deja Vu, Needwant (Robert Owens, Kim Ann Foxman) and Wall of Sound (Grace Jones, Röyksopp). Meanwhile, they’ve collaborated with acts as diverse as cosmic-disco pioneer Daniele Baldelli, London indie-funk outfit, Stats and Berghain-resident, Massimiliano Pagliara.
Equally adaptable on the live circuit, the duo have shared the stage with emerging talents Parcels and Park Hotel and performed club shows in some of Europe’s leading venues such as Robert Johnson and Dalston Superstore.