A meeting of minds
Blurring the lines between alternative rock, electronica and hip-hop, the harmonic backing melodies and blazing sax breakdown of “Loud Is Beautiful” come courtesy of Elara (aka Claire Crowther, who has received support from BBC Introducing for her second single Burnin’), whilst the raw Hip-Hop esque vocal elements are provided by Seattle upstart ‘Chantelle DeSchutter’ AKA ‘Telle’. Speaking about the collaboration Telle says:
A four-piece at their core, the band are led by songwriter and bass player Ben Robinson, the founder of the celebrated blue dot & Kendal Calling festivals. Also featuring the talents of mainstay members Angela Chan on viola/synths/vocals (notably a member of the Mercury-shortlisted Lanterns on the Lake and a touring member of Placebo), powerhouse drummer Simon Robinson (brother of Ben) and the uniquely styled guitarist Adrian Ingham (assisted by a stack FX pedals); together as Hello Cosmos they are a meeting of minds of telepathic harmony with immense capability.
Unfurling a string of stimulating singles and EPs since their formation in 2017, Hello Cosmos found their breakthrough 2019 with the obliterating electro-punk of the ‘Run for President’ EP; winning over supporters at BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music and Radio X, to Under The Radar and Louder Than War in the process. In 2021 Hello Cosmos released their long-awaited debut LP: ‘Dream Harder’ to critical acclaim, with Robinson now planning a new collaborative effort written and recorded with US-based producer The Olchemist in lockdown.