Melbourne’s Miami Horror are known for their sleek, organic indietronica, but it sounds as if the four-piece are interested in pushing past such simple classifications. Today they’ve announced “a one-off conceptual release” that doubles as a “sonic/art experience” in the form of new EP The Shapes, with eclectic lead single “Leila” serving as a first taste.
A press release explains that the band’s new project will find them dabbling in everything from “the art pop and lyrical wit of Talking Heads to Caribbean funk and African beats.” That kind of subtly ambitious, percussion-driven electro-funk is exemplified nicely by “Leila,” which builds on a punchy, dance floor-ready beat to deliver a sunny vibe that feels unstuck in time.
The Shapes is out on March 17. Listen to “Leila” below, and further down, find the EP’s tracklist and album art.
The Shapes Tracklist:
01. Sign Of The Times
05. Dark Love
The Shapes Album Art: