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Cosines at The Big Takeover

A year after their debut 7”, London’s Cosines release yet another small slab of vinyl that shows the band growing heavier, both sonically and lyrically.

“Commuter Love” attacks with the bass-driven stomp of a classic glam rocker, all frustration and no frills, the sound of riding trains in circles but not really going anywhere in life, love or ambition. On the surface, “Disclosed Stories” could pose as a Stereolab rocker, but closer listening reveals a strong Kinks pop sensibility with a bit of Peter Hammilldarkness, particularly in the lyrics, which explore friendships between two platonic parties who would rather be lovers, but just can’t make the leap. It’s an entirely successful release full of punch and honesty, the sound of people who actually live their lives rather than philosophize on social media.

With such a stellar leap on their second offering, Cosines have certainly established themselves as a true force in the UK underground. Best of all, they can only grow better.


Cosines at the girls are

North London math-pop quintet Cosines are launching their second single with a live extravaganza next month.

‘Commuter Love’, out on May 12, follows up 2013′s acclaimed debut ‘Hey Sailor Boy!’, and is an irresistible, glam rock-esque stomper that, contrary to its title, is a biting indictment of soul-sucking jobs and dreary train journeys. If you’ve suffered or are suffering through the same, then here’s your new anthem.

To celebrate its release, Cosines will be kicking it live at London’s Sebright Arms on May 16, along with sets from Simon Love and Giant Burger, and a DJ set from, well, us at the girls are.