by / November 24th, 2011 /

New music: Alpines

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.

Keen to experiment, Alpines have been remixed by xxxy, Dark Sky and Youth Kills, they have also covered Nirvana with this icy electronic version of ‘Something In The Way’.

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).