Summer holidays may be fading to a distant memory but CloseUp are here to brighten your spirits! On the 6th September we’ll be putting on quite the show for you at London’s Hoxton Square Bar + Kitchen.
Headliners of the night are East-Londoners, The New Coast. The duo came together through a love of American cinema and pop culture, resulting in some truly atmospheric and evocative tracks. Their 2017 release, ‘Home‘ would fit perfectly to poignant scene in a drama, with its harmonious vocals and gentle building melody accompanied by an electro beat cultivating in something truly unique, and the heartfelt ‘Slow Down‘ in a ‘Will they? Won’t they?’ scene in a gritty romance. The New Coast’s 2018 release, ‘Blindsided‘ is a more upbeat indie-pop offering set for a coming of age movie. From the rippling guitars in ‘Sleeptalk‘ to the rambunctious ‘Melbourne‘ – their music is designed for the big screen and they sure know how to bring it to life on the stage.
Also on the bill is SHOR, a producer and singer-songwriter. His captivating vocals create a unique lead to his indie electronica which could be described as Disclosure meets James Blake. Initially starting off as a songwriter, SHOR found his voice after being unable to find singers with the right fit for his songs. After performing him them himself and receiving positive praise, he delved into the world of an artist and has been building a name for himself ever since. ‘Calm of the Sea‘ sounds like an energetic track that’ll get your toes tapping, yet the lyrics are melancholic and heartfelt. ‘Sirens‘ continues to show off the sultry sound that SHOR has perfected. You can tell a lot of soul and passion goes into his work and we’re excited to have him perform for us.
Lynda are a synth-pop duo from south East London who joined forces after discovering they both share a love for 80s nostalgia, something that’s unmistakeable in their music. Their electronic beats mixed with sparkling pop layers generate a retro sound that would slot nicely within the Drive soundtrack amongst the likes of Kavinsky and Chromatics. the opening keys of their most recent track ‘Wildest Dreams‘ is testimonial to that. They’ve also release two other tracks this year, ‘U.F.O‘ and ‘Static‘ – the latter of which they described as being “about the early stages of a relationship. It’s about the disappointing, gritty reality of getting intimate with someone new, and how it contrasts with all the fictional television romance stories that heighten your expectations.” Their songs are expressive and supreme and they’ll be sure to kick off the night in style.