Following shows with HEALTH, the canny people at PMR have snapped up mysterious London collective Drones Club, who state that their starting point is ‘the belief that humans are numbed and alienated by modern structures of control’, and that they want to act as ‘a pan-social solution to the 21st century problem’, and to demand ‘the reconnection of society through sound and light’. With two children under the age of ten arguing in the background, I haven’t the brain capacity left right now to even understand that, but it sounds pretty ambitious and cool, right?
Debut track Soul of a Spaceman (a AA-sided single with Telescope Lover in its official release) employs the considerable talents of South London singer Tallullah in this smouldering slice of space-disco, soulful but but funky these fizzing, flickering synths giving it a eerie otherworldly fee at its outset, before it flowers into something akin to a dancefloor shuffle. I don’t know if its reconnecting society, but it’s certainly transported me somewhere far away from irritable children. Bliss.