IMPACT DATE– 17th November 2014
LABEL– MUK Records
Following the wide praise of their debut single Josef, which grabbed the attention of the Huffington Post, the Daily Mirror, Yahoo OMG, and Digital Spy, BERLIN BERLIN return with another sky-scraping single, Be Here.
A glorious paean to faith, devotion and love, Be Here is another huge indicator of the band’s ability to write stadium-sized, heartfelt pop – and shows why the band were quickly invited by Google to shoot a video session in London for the internet giants.
The video from the session will be published on the week of the single’s release.
Be Here is backed by a transformative, shimmering rework of Furniture‘s 1986 classic Brilliant Mind. It’s simply a must-listen, and the band performed it live in the BBC Introducing Manchester studio for 6 Music’s Elizabeth Alker, who said it sounded “spectacular.“
BERLIN BERLIN’s mantra is ‘dark beauty on epic scale’, and their sound is immediate, vast and driven, combining brooding 80s/90s electronica with contemporary rhythms – to fashion something truly vast, life-affirming and euphoric.
“Are these the new Killers?” – The Huffington Post
“Gritty, electro-infused rock that invokes moody New Wave influences” – Idolator
“Stadium-rousing electronica” – Digital Spy
The band is: Jonny Holland (vocals/keys), Stuart Winnington (guitar/keys) and Jordan Hunstone (drums). They signed to Manchester’s MUK Records in January 2014.
See BERLIN BERLIN live:
2nd August – Kendal Calling Festival
19th September – Ramsbottom Festival
25th October – Night and Day, Manchester