‘YOU SHINE ON’
NEW SINGLE OUT 17th FEBRUARY
Synthpop band from London Magnetic Skies are set to release their new single, ‘You Shine On’, on 17 February via independent label ReprinT Records. The track features dreamy melodies set against atmospheric synth backdrops, evocative of some of the 80s’ defining pop bands, such as The Human League, Pet Shop Boys and Depeche Mode. Accompanied by a kaleidoscopic music video, the single is delightfully infectious in its euphoria.
‘This is a love song, a story about two people finding each other despite divisions from outside, and about being true to yourself even when that doesn’t fit with expectations from society or other people. It’s celebrating a really positive self-belief.’ – Magnetic Skies
Formed in 2019 with a shared love of 80s synth-driven post-punk by Simon Kent (vocals & keyboards) and Jo Womar (keyboards), Magnetic Skies spent most of that first year locked away in studios, experimenting with material that would evolve into songs released over a set of EPs during 2020. “Dreams And Memories”, “Hold On” and “Into Paradise” all set the tone and showcased the duo’s skill and love of pulsing, vintage analogue synths and pumping bass.
2021 saw the band evolve into a 4-piece, with the recruitment of guitarist Carlos Aguilar and drummer Lenin Alegria. Both are featured on the new recordings, adding a new sonic dimension to the songs.
2022 saw the band supporting sell-out shows for Altered Images, Heaven 17 and ACTORS, as well as releasing five more singles – including a collaboration with BBC 6Music favourites The KVB, resulting in more than 500 plays on Amazing Radio in the UK & USA. Three songs were also included on the BBC Radio “Fresh On The Net” mixtape playlists. The band are included on two new compilations of influential electronic artists from around the globe, “Concrete And Chrome” and “Generation Blitz Extended”.
Magnetic Skies debut album, “Empire Falling”, is set for release in 2023.
LIVE DATES (CONFIRMED)
Sun 21 May 2023 – Concorde 2, Brighton (supporting Heaven 17)
Sat 30 Sep 2023 – The Railway Inn, Winchester (supporting Just Radiohead)
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[…] fit with expectations from society or other people.” After making its premiere on BackSeatMafia.com, “You Shine On” was released today, February 17, via ReprinT Records, and will be […]