Dirty Nice release starry-eyed synth-pop single ‘Montevideo’ todayvia Chiverin.
Built around emotive synth arpeggios and skyward washes, ‘Montevideo’ is an escapist song. South American wanderlust imagery is used to represent the transportive quality of a deep feeling found in someone else – and how this resonates even more strongly in our rooted state. As vocalist Charlie Pelling explains:
“Sometimes, when you really fall for someone, the universe appears to bend all around you. Even the most seemingly normal of actions can have the power to transport you to the other side of the world, from a small front room on a rainy South London night to a sun baked beach in Montevideo. In times like these, when we can’t travel to some romantic beach on the other side of the world, we have to find paradise within one another. So look closer, be patient and you might just see the sunset under their eyebrow, next to that little freckle.”
Over the last couple of years, Dirty Nice have scratched out a consistent lane for themselves, delivering alt-pop gems taking cues from The 1975, Dirty Projectors and Passion Pit. Split between London and Bournemouth, the duo comprise Charlie Pelling and Mark Thompson and occupy a space between cultural lines – equally beholden to internet culture, vaporwave aesthetic, and exploration of other artistic movements and cultural epochs.
In the build up to each release they’ll be releasing graphics on their Instagram page, underlining the importance of the visual aesthetic to their project.