brighton-based quintet phoria have been stockpiling a collection of densely-textured, gorgeous electronica for nearly three years now. that diligence will pay off in the form of volition, their debut album, out june 3rd via x novo records. trewin howard’s vocals are as lush as ever on “everything beta,” equally at ease with the rich synth-bass figure that swirls in the bowels of the mix as they are with the gentle piano off-beats that sit closer to the top. the air feels chilly, with wisps of fog trailing off of each percussive hit, but phoria retains a comforting familiarity, one of a long-lost treasure only recently reclaimed. take a listen to “everything beta” below.
brighton quintet phoria eased their way into the internet’s collective earbuds last year with display, an ep dotted with sensual whispers that eventually bloomed into massive, saturated electronica. after a rather quiet 2015, phoria are set to drop their long-awaited debut full-length, out sometime early next year. the album’s release has been prefaced by “melatonin,” a surging lead single that finds the band tightening up their aesthetic until comfortable before through traversing arpeggiated realms to reach an epiphany of euphoric choral pads. take a listen below.