[Video] Mirror Kisses’ ‘Genius’

 

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The track Genius is the subject of the new video from ElectroPoppers Mirror Kisses. A driving retro Synth Pop monster that taken from the outfit’s free album, Heartbeats.

The video was put together by George Clanton (Mirror Kisses), Adrain Harris, Brendon Hall and Robb Payne and features the contacting footage of a monochrome mural and Mirror Kisses Technicolor performance.

Mirror Kisses’ Heartbeats is out now.

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[Audio] Mirror Kisses’ ‘Runaways’

 

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American ElectroPop duo Mirror Kisses are gearing up for the release of their new album, Heartbeats, in the coming couple of months. just to tide you over until them, the guys have released a new, free, single, delivering a taste of what’s to come. Heartbeat will follow on from Mirror Kisses last album, Bad Dreams, which you may remember us quite liking.

Runaways is smooth and slicker than what’s come before it, with a load of crossover appeal. Injecting Mirror Kisses SynthWave-Pop sound with a little Tropical swing and an Indie coo,l Runaways is less overtly retro and more contemporary nostalgia than the last record. Don’t get us wrong, the track is still washed in an 80s sheen, particularly helped along by George Clanton’s moody croon, but Runaways transcends it’s vintage roots and brings their sound up-to-date. Waves of lush, haunting, synths share sound-space with a cheeky little guitar riff and big Disco keys, making for the prefect, intoxicating, backing for Clanton’s heartfelt performance. We’re definitely looking forward to hearing what the album holds.

♫ Mirror Kisses – Runaways

Mirror Kisses’ Runaways is out now, their album is due late-April/early-May.

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Mirror Kisses’ ‘Bad Dreams’

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Last week we introduced you to American SynthPop outfit Mirror Kisses who were gearing up for the release of their new album, ‘Bad Dreams’. The album is finally out, and it’s raining and miserable here in the UK, perfect weather for some electronic beats and songs shot through with a vein of melancholy, which makes it the perfect time to take a look at this duo’s latest offering.

The album kicks off with ‘Proud’, the track we featured last week, and the track that originally got out attention. Musically it’s a bit of a manifesto for these guys, it makes clear what to expect from the rest of the record and as we go into ‘She’s Gone’ we discover that they certainly can keep up the quality with buzzing electronics and a solid beat. aside from lots of Saw Tooth waves, Mirror Kisses signature sound comes from the vocals, which effortlessly switch between a  Gothic croon and something that reminds us of Billy Corgan. It makes for a unique sound, and coupled with quite a raw, live sounding production, full of soaring synths and tribal flourishes, makes for compelling listening. ‘Bad Dreams’ is true ‘80’s sounding album, it could have quite easily been released around 1983-84. Sure, there are a few modern lead lines in there, on the more upbeat tracks like ‘Team Follow’ or ‘Sleeping In The Hallway’, but on the whole the choice of sounds, and the production style, particularly the use of  big roomy reverb is very early ‘80’s. As is the songwriting, on songs such as ‘Someone to Name’ or ‘Haunt Me’ you can hear the ghosts of Japan bleeding through. Mirror Kisses’ ‘Bad Dreams’  is a definite recommendation for anyone into that end of ‘80’s SynthPop that mixed a gloomier sound with a strangely fitting uplifting quality.

♫ Mirror Kisses – She’s Gone

♫ Mirror Kisses – Team Follow

♫ Mirror Kisses – Haunt Me

♫ Mirror Kisses – Sleeping In The Hallway

Mirror Kisses new album, ‘Bad Dreams’ is out now on Chill Mega Chill.

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American SynthPop duo Mirror Kisses stopped by the electronic rumors Inbox over the weekend to drop off their latest tune. This duo hail from Virginia and produce some pretty authentic sounding ‘80’s tracks and are currently previewing tunes from their forthcoming ‘Bad Dreams’ album.

Their latest track to get your sonic juices flowing is ‘Proud’, three minutes of sumptuous epic SynthPop. Catchy, with a melancholic edge the track mixes up a driving beat and sweet melodies with moody vocals and ominous chords to create a sound that could easily fit in the current, post-HURTS, wave of *ahem* Dark Pop (Sweet Raptor Jesus, I hate that term). It a rousing track that pushes it’s emotion to the forefront and manages to feel nostalgic without feeling like a pastiche. ‘Takeover’ is another track from their new LP,  it’s more of an upbeat number with an optimistic groove to it and instrumentation that leans toward classic ‘80’s movie soundtracks.  These two tracks hint at a album that’ll deliver a collection that is both rich in synthesizer warmth and cold as ice. Mirror Kisses are definitely an duo that we’ll be keeping an eye on in the coming months.

Mirror Kisses – Proud

Mirror Kisses – Takeover

Mirror Kisses new album, ‘Bad Dreams’ is due out 16th June on Chill Mega Chill.

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