TOMORROW SYNDICATE Future Tense UK LP Polytechnic Youth PY 69 New Unplayed
The hugely anticipated debut full length from Glasgow’s mighty TOMORROW SYNDICATE.
Following two much loved 45s on the label, that not only sold out in the blink of an eye but attained plays across 6 Music earning “band to watch”, “hot for 2018” tags aplenty, the band release “Future Tense” this August and it is exactly as we’d hoped; an utter joy, laden with dreamy, sci-fi influenced space age pop hooks in abundance.
The band describe themselves as a “Glaswegian underground DIY collective, who aim to create a sci-fi influenced melodic sound. Heavy on visual expression- influenced by their video / VHS collections; and therefore heavy nods to colour, space, dreams, time and temporal loops figure large”. (The band in fact released a micro edition of 50 VHS tapes in 2017, thus unknowingly to PY themselves, creating the “PY video club” in the process, with another band currently filming #2!)
12 tracks of pulsing, melodic, space-disco electronica- described recently as having an uncanny knack of sounding “uniquely and simultaneously yesterday, today and tomorrow” No mean feat, but let’s not down play the bands’ almighty dose of freshness for NOW; having successfully carved out that all too rare feat of having created a unique, niche sound pretty much all their own.
“These psci-fi-tronic kosmische kapsules purr with a pristinely turned retro-futuro glow. Ghost lit love notes emitted from distant refuelling points located on the outer edges of the galactic highway; cruise controlled melodic missives come tailored in a silver age fashioning that joins the invisible dots to link Wire, La Dusseldorf, Astronauts and Fly, which just to sum things up, makes it an essential occurrence. …On a do no wrong trajectory”
Mark Barton / The Sunday Experience.