Collaborations between artists that inhabit different musical worlds can have a habit reaping powerful returns. A collision of cultures and collusion between unlike minds can provide renewed perspectives and inspirations, as comfort zones and well-worn paths become kicked and scuffed to reveal new territory under the influence of one another. Enter Eli Brown and Talk Show.
When Eli Brown and Talk Show released the hard-hitting, explosive “Trouble” last month – superior techno shot-through with punk spirit and the inimitably charged vocal of Harrison Swann – it was clear that a partnership of some regard was forming, as it quickly drew approving nods from DJ Mag, Dork, i-D and NME. Talk Show’s Harrison Swann said at the time: “On the surface we’re from different worlds, but once we got stuck into the writing it was clear we were actually a lot closer stylistically, aiming for the same atmosphere and feeling.”
Today marks the turn of Talk Show to land the second blow in their one-two-punch “Trouble” collaboration, as they mine Eli Brown’s musical universe for darkly-hued atmospheres. As Talk Show take the lead, they employ a pensive, build-and-release motif, to pull off a performance full of confrontation and bite. Already well-known as a stirring live spectacle – having toured with the likes of Fontaines D.C., Squid, Warmduscher, The Garden and Fat White Family- producer Joe Goddard captures their spirit perfectly in this live session video. Watch below.