Sheffield has long been known as a mainstay of many UK electronic scenes over the years, and one of the current electronic gems are the duo Promenade Cinema. With a sound they describe as ‘Cinedramatic Synthpop’, their music is haunting and at times melodramatic, blending danceable beats with dark wave synths; perfectly illustrated on new single Polaroid Stranger.
Echoing classic late 70s and early 80s synthpop at times and capturing the shadowy essence of Film Noir, Polaroid Stranger sees the duo swopping vocals and meaningful exchanges, as if meeting in a deserted transit station at midnight. It’s a sound that fans of Ladytron will love, as the track flows with a similar poetic and sophisticated energy to that of the Liverpool legends.
Polaroid Stranger will feature on the duo’s highly anticipated debut album Living Ghosts which is due out on the 23rd February. Produced by Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission) and mastered by Dean Honer of The Bowling Green (The Human League, Pulp, Moby), the album also includes previously released tracks including fan favourites Spotlight and Chemical Haunting.
The album is up for pre-sale now via their official Bandcamp page and you can check out more of their music over on Spotify. You can catch them playing with London synthpop maestros Empathy Test in Sheffield at Café Totem on March 13th – click here for more details!