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In 49 Sets
- 17 Tracks, 52.38
- 1 Track, 3.13
- 49 Tracks, 3.52.06
- 75 Tracks, 7.44.17
2012 sees NZCA/LINES aka Michael Lovett go from strength to strength. His self titled debut album, released in February, receiving widespread critical acclaim, Timeout London calling it 'debut of the year' and many other publications hailing it as one of the strongest debuts of 2012.
NZCA/LINES is currently working on his sophomore album, due in 2013,
Now, NZCA/LINES is back with two new slices of futuristic pop which, evolved from the same Vangelismeets-Nelly gene pool of his debut, combine pop melodies with R&B beats, lush arrangements with multi layered harmonies; a suave, synth-pop sensation. These tracks offer an epilogue to Lovett’s first record as he works on his sophomore album, due in 2013.
Airlock, a breakup song set in deep space, proves that even millions of kilometers from Earth our only concern is love, and love lost. Again the relationship with producer Charlie Alex March provides a balance between delicate introspection and knowing bravado, adding infectious rolling percussions over Lovett’s smooth vocals - the track is set to keep Autumn floating effortlessly forward.
The b-side, Not Strong Enough, is the final realisation of a demo first heard on Japan's Big Love records last year. A confessional ballad played out behind the longest vocoder solo ever heard on a NZCA/LINES track, Not Strong Enough's Tellier-esque cascading synth lines indicate a growing Gallic sensibility. The two tracks will be released under NZCA/LINES own imprint K23 in UK/Europe. Alter-K in France
and Straight to the Sun in the US.
NZCA/LINES previously toured with Django Django, Of Montreal and played various festivals in the UK and the continent. They will be touring Europe and the UK in September/October/November:
15th | Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, UK
22th | Palais Des Sport, Bordeaux, France
25th | La Lune des Pirates, Amiens, France
26th | La Cave aux Poètes, Roubaix, France
27th | La Poudriere, Belfort, France
28th | DOKKantine, Gent, Belgium
29th | Ekko, Utrecht, Belgium
03rd | Fibbers, York, UK
04th | Soup Kitchen, Manchester, UK
05th | Liverpool, The Kazimier
06th | The Ark, Preston, UK
09th | Electric Ballroom, London, UK (w/ Why?)
12th | Oakford Social Club, Reading
13th | 60 Million Postcards, Bournemouth
18th | Green Door Store, Brighton
19th | Start the Bus, Bristol
20th | The Nest (Dalston Oxjam), London, UK
26th | Cite de la Mode, Paris, France
16th | XOYO, London, UK w/ Lindstrom & Joakim
19th | Bi Nuu, Berlin, Germany w/ Jessie Ware