Post-Punk Collective Cosmopolis Lead Us Down the late 60’s Rabbit Hole with Unnerving “Nixon-Manson” Single
Post-Punk Art Rock group Cosmopolis‘s new release takes us through a dark musical odyssey as they ride the crest of the late 60’s cultural wave as hope and possibility gave way to an evil combination of crime, corruption and military might. The haunting new single “Nixon-Manson” will be released on February 25, with an ambitious music video to follow on March 4. On “Nixon-Manson”, Cosmopolis lean into their shadowy signature sound with reckless abandon, and the result is riveting. Fans of artists like Swans, Killing Joke, Nick Cave, Pink Floyd, Joy Division and Bauhaus should enjoy this release.
From the Artist:
Nixon-Manson is Cosmopolis’ new single, and it’s probably the closest we shall ever come to writing a musical – albeit the darkest and scariest musical you’ll ever experience. We are fascinated with the late 1960s, and wanted to convey in words and music an era dominated by political corruption, the death of idealism, the crumbling of empire, and some moments of pure evil that changed popular culture forever.
Cosmopolis is a group of musicians producing dark, haunting music, drawing on a wide range of influences ranging from the Velvet Underground, through Radiohead to Massive Attack, and genres such as dark wave, post-rock and post-punk. Cosmopolis operate in a new kind of way. The three core members – Gavin Kendall, Nicholas Platten and David Hussey – are based around the world, in Belgium, Australia and England, making music together, sometimes physically and other times virtually. The songs are recorded in multiple locations and are arranged, mixed and mastered in the cloud.