Stream New Shelter Point EP, Out Next Week On Hotflush

While I generally assume that every city in Britain has a wealth of multi-talented teenage producers just aching to break out of their dreary lives, apparently Nottingham is somewhat lacking in the sonic creativity department, Whowuddathunk? Two 20 year-olds are single handedly changing that image (at least in my mind). Liam and Robin, who together form Shelter Point, are pushing vocal-driven garage rhythms into new territories and will release their debut EP on Scuba’s Hotflush Recordings, titled Forever For Now. Mount Kimbie is the first name to come to mind when listening to the Forever For Now’s vocal-driven, garage-indebted rhythms, but Shelter Point take a more overt, pop-oriented approach than Kimbie (although that might change on the new album). With a pretty clear understanding of pop conventions, Liam and Robin fit their lo-fi, dubstep tempo sound into 3-4 minute long tracks, replete with enough hooks, bridges and verses to make Paul Epworth proud. Forever Now is out next week, but you can stream the full EP right now over at XLR8R. Stream the first track off the release, “Braille”, below.

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