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After wowing London with some sell-out shows, Californians Cosmonauts have now given their new album 'Persona Non Grata' a proper UK release (it was out back home earlier in the year). They've also just unveiled the video for single 'What Me Worry', so it's all go at their UK operations room, and they're a new band to us, but we've heard them now and we want a piece of the action. The sound the band make is perhaps typical of the shoegaze/psych/drone sound that we've been championing since day one.
Their are droning but sharp guitars that recall Stereolab, there's a slightly muffled dual vocal (or maybe double-tracked) that follows a simple, repetitive melody and there's plenty of relentless, basic beats that add a krautrock feel. It's quality stuff they've got here, and not just because it ticks the boxes for our particular taste, they could well reach a wider audience with a song this good. So if you like guitars and you like good tunes you'll probably like Cosmonauts. It's as simple as that.
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