Premiered on Get In Her Ears
Ahead of releasing her second EP Liminal, Birmingham-raised, indie-pop artist Rookes drops a floor-filling remix of Dog Star, by Berlin-based Party Fears.
Dog Star examines grief through the lens of a lonely stargazer, hoping their lost companion is out there in the cosmos somewhere. Despite the track’s sombre theme, it moves with a pace familiar to Party Fears fans: unforgivingly driving with an abundance of pop.
Rookes took this message and channeled it in a way that can be appreciated by those who find themselves in Europe’s most underground dance venues.
Establishing herself on the Seahorse Music roster, Rookes brings a virtuoso one-woman show to deliver a slice of “gripping… infectious” indie pop (Variance Magazine). Following the overwhelmingly positive response to her debut EP, Rookes is currently preparing for her 2019 releases and tour. With eight years’ live experience under her belt, Rookes aims to bring the full force of her multi-instrumental skills, compelling songwriting and powerful vocals to every live performance.
Party Fears was first formed in South Korea by Northern Irish native, Maggie Devlin. Moving to Berlin with former BaekMa bandmate, Eilis Frawley, the band continue to pursue their art-pop meets garage vision with jittery guitar riffs, party shout-outs, and unforgivingly disco drum beats.
Described as BBC Across the Line as ‘arch 80s art-pop’ and coming in at #16 in Nialler9’s Irish Albums of the year 2017 with ‘superbly produced, bright rock’n’roll,’ Party Fears forges its own brand of beat-up belters and soaring-chorused anthems.
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Christopher Carvalho runs Unlock Your Sound helping up-and-coming indie artists create and strategically release their music.