Self-described as “night-pop”, Alpines are Catherine Pockson and Robert Matthews from South West London. Earlier this year the duo released their debut Night Drive EP, a stylish blend of wraithlike vocals and sharp synth production. The song ‘Cocoon’ followed, more dance orientated with darker shades while screaming classy sophistication.
This week the band dropped a collaborative tune with upcoming house producer Maya Jane Coles (the collaboration is part of a project where they are working with new London-based talents including Craze + Hoax.) A cover of Carly Simon’s ‘Why’, the track has Alpines’ noir leanings over a minimal dub-laden groove. Catherine’s enunciates Carly’s ache, crying “Why does your love hurt so much?”
There’s an album in the pipeline entitled Nocturnes, a record they are producing with Craig Silvey (Portishead, The Horrors).