Once upon a time, a boy and a girl from a far off galaxy — born Simon Curtis and Wolfy— beamed down from outer space to unleash their brand of cosmic pop to the world in the form of Wrathschild.
They fell into love in a color-coated paradise last year, then found themselves enamored with their new digs on the West Coast in Los Angeles. And now, they’re finally spreading their wings and dropping their debut EP Birds, a seven track set of pulsating tunes, which plays like what the Interstellar soundtrack might have sounded like if scored by Max Martin.
The collection is a hopeful, versatile set of earworms for pop enthusiasts (true lovers of pop music, as Legend X would say), especially those of you who still have those scratched A-Teens and t.A.T.u. CDs lying somewhere at the bottom of your closet. Throbbing production plucked from late ’90’s/early ’00’s Euro-pop intertwines with modern downtempo bass beats and tribal textures throughout, from the frantic dance floor alarm call of “Phoenix” to the anthemic title track, an empowering middle finger in the air.
And then there’s the personal fave “Cosmonaut,” which glides across an atmospheric haze before bursting into one of the best choruses Katy Perry never tackled. Think of it as a continuation of “E.T.” in a way.
Go on and give the entire Birds EP a listen below.
‘Birds EP’ was released on February 23. (iTunes)