Words: Karl Johnson | Photo: Stewart Baxter
London quartet Talk Show return on ‘Cold House’, an ice-cold industrial hit in waiting that ushers in the feeling of early hours dance music and seeing the sun coming up on the walk home. Produced by Joe Goddard (Hot Chip) and Al Doyle (LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip) in their Hackney studio, the new single acts as the first taste of the band’s second EP ‘Touch The Ground’ which arrives in September of this year.
Vocalist Harrison Swann notes, “I wanted to write something big but less dark and focussed on those noughties bands coming out of New York. They were absolutely having it. Honestly I can’t wait to play this to a crowd.”
‘Cold House’ kicks with a potent and flowing bass line, driven by dance beats and cutting guitars that counteract the swelling electronics to perfection. Swann’s vocal bounces from introspection in the verses to chaos in the chorus, pushing the trademark Talk Show energy into exciting new sonic territory. The band scrapped an album’s worth of material to follow a hard-hitting new electronic direction, and return harder, better, faster and stronger on ‘Cold House’.
The ‘Touch the Ground’ EP is set for release on September 2nd on Missing Piece Records.