Hello Cosmos, the psychedelic project formed by Blue Dot/Kendal Calling founder Ben Robinson, perform at Blue Dot on Sunday.
The performance follows the release of latest single Frequency Fields and new EP Run For President, which sees the band deliver 7 tracks of post-punk to indie-dance.
Run For President landed, appropriately, on 4 July. The EP features a huge collection of musicians, many from the Leeds music scene, with guests including Girl Sweat, James Smith (Post War Glamour Girls & Cruel World), Emma Mason (Galaxians & Lost Colours), Angela Chan (Lanterns on the Lake & Tomorrow We Sail) & Jack Simpson (Hyde Park Book Club) plus production and mixing at Greenmount Studios courtesy of Jamie Lockheart (Mye Mi), Rob Slater & Lee Smith. A remix by the infamous producer extraordinaire Jagz Kooner (Sabers Of Paradise), also proves to be an irresistible bonus. Jagz is renowned for production work with Primal Scream (Swastika Eyes), Bjork, The Prodigy and The Chemical Brothers plus his crossover remixes for Oasis, Kasabian, Soulwax & many more.
The EP has been previewed by the single Frequency Fields. Speaking about the inspiration behind the track, Ben Robinson revealed, “I wrote the lyrics while on a tour of the sistine chapel listening to Lost Colours, wasn’t too popular with the tour guide with my headphones on all the way round… There’s also noises we recorded from an app on my phone that simulated classic Nintendo games power ups!” The single itself only featured Ben himself, brother Simon Robinson and brother in law Stephen Hewitt. “Steve added the bass line once the rest of the track was down, it brought it to life in a whole new way.’ says Robinson. ‘Ironically given it’s my instrument it’s actually the best bass line on the upcoming album.”