Manchester collective Hello Cosmos have shared new track ‘Dream Harder’ today exclusively on BBC6Music. The follow up to the massively well received first single ‘Raise The Dawn’, ‘Dream Harder’ is the next salvo from this sprawling and exciting creative project. Released on the collective’s own Cosmic Glue label, the track will be available to download free for the next week before it’s release date of the 4th October.
Put together and led by songwriter and bass player Ben Robinson, founder of Kendal Calling & Bluedot Festival, Hello Cosmos sees the musician surround himself with a small army of collaborators for a huge, long running recording project at Leeds’ Greenmount Studios (The Cribs, New Model Army, Pulled Apart By Horses) and a large number of other creative endeavors.
Beamed direct from an alternative universe in which The Fall were produced by DFA Records’ Andy Goldsworthy, Hello Cosmos hurtle towards Earth with a Radio Clash collision of post-punk, indie-disco and alternative rock. The band’s first single ‘Raise The Dawn’ and accompanying remix by Joe Thompson were hugely well received across BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Louder Than War, Gigwise and many others.
As well as releasing their first music this year, Hello Cosmos also made their live debut with three appearances across the Summer starting with CW9 Festival in Northwich where the band performed at the behest of The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess and two further appearances at Kendal Calling & Bluedot Festival
Reflecting on the bands reception, live debut and next steps, Hello Cosmos’ founder & leader Ben Robinson explains: “We’re all humbled and quietly thrilled at how people have connected with the energy of the project, feels like the wheels are in motion now and looking forward to the next single and chapter this autumn. It’s all been about keeping a positive energy and enthusiasm through the recording process and now that’s coming across live too. Dream Harder as a track signifies that idea of pushing further, diving deeper, so seems the ideal follow up to Raise the Dawn.”
The single is the first taste of ‘Dream Harder’ with a number of exciting and thought provoking visuals and remixes to arrive soon thanks to a collaboration with a number of other artists and Creative Arthur, one of the North’s most exciting creative agencies.
Hello Cosmos will be releasing music & touring through 2018/19.