Cosines

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Cosines - Indie Live Act in London

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“a cool and mannered (but not overmannered) exploration of a musical world bordered by Stereolab, Blondie, Saint Etienne, Belle and Sebastian and a band your mates formed at school that you wish you were in”
The Sunday Times

“Cosines have found the magic formula that indie pop has been dreaming of – a winning combination of Pulp and Belle & Sebastian, seasoned with swathes of Stereolab. Refreshingly offering none of the dreaded “twee” associated with that genre, Cosines have a big sense of melody they’re not afraid to both use and play with, the same going for their sonic palette of guitars and spacey synths.”
The Quietus

“Named after Carole King’s 60s Deewop backing group and apparently not the tangent counterpart, Cosines bring us a lovely fusion of tunes with their hearts in the same era, blurry guitars and retro synth sounds that once sounded futuristic. They can write a cracking alternative pop song too as openers Out Of The Fire and Nothing More Than A Feeling comfortably demonstrate, with the latter sounding much like early Blondie New Wave efforts.”
Louder Than War

"You’ve heard and loved this song before. There’s absolutely no reason not to hear and love this song again." Everett True

Cosines are a mathematical pop band from north London. Simon Nelson and Alice Hubley met on the London Underground after a Stereo Totale gig in 2009. Two days later Simon was round Alice's house unblocking her kitchen drain. Since then Simon has been round and put up two curtain rails, a blind and a shelf.

This unlikely meeting, got them talking and once the DIY was done they started making music together, fusing metronomic pop sensibilities, 60's grooves and krautrock noise. What you maybe would get if you mix Love, United States of America and Stereolab. As a band they are constantly trying to find the perfect meeting point between clean synths and fuzz guitars.

The band's line up was completed by Alice's old Loves bandmates Daniel Chapman and The Late Jonny Drums and A Smile and A Ribbon's Kajsa Tretow. Jonny realised that he was always late because he was on Chinese time, so packed his bags and headed to the country on a quest to finally be on time. He has subsequently been replaced by the punctual Matt Harms.

The band played their first show in April 2012, and since then have played shows with Comet Gain, Shrag and Still Flyin' as well the Indietracks Festival. The band's debut album was released in 2014.

You may recognise Cosines from such other bands as Arthur and Martha, Vermont, The Loves, Brother Francisco, Pocketbooks, and One Fathom Down.

“a cool and mannered (but not overmannered) exploration of a musical world bordered by Stereolab, Blondie, Saint Etienne, Belle and Sebastian and a band your mates formed at school that you wish you were in”
The Sunday Times

“Cosines have found the magic formula that indie pop has been dreaming of – a winning combination of Pulp and Belle & Sebastian, seasoned with swathes of Stereolab. Refreshingly offering none of the dreaded “twee” associated with that genre, Cosines have a big sense of melody they’re not afraid to both use and play with, the same going for their sonic palette of guitars and spacey synths.”
The Quietus

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Discography Cosines

  • 2014 Oscillations Album | Fika Recordings
  • 2014 Commuter Love Single | Fika Recordings
  • 2013 Hey Sailor Boy! Single | Fika Recordings

Media

  • Sound Cosines - Out Of The Fire
  • Sound Cosines - Nothing More Tha...
  • Video Cosines - Commuter Love
  • Video Cosines - Hey Sailor Boy!

Fan Radar

804 Fans
689 Follower

Origin

  • London GB

Founded

  • 2009