REVIEW album Brite Spires Youth Movement Disco - 2020 Version (Single)

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Youth Movement Disco - 2020 Version (Single)

Brite Spires

Utopian indietronica dream Brite Spires see a change of line-up and a relocation from Oxford to London, all this under a global pandemic. The group channel the vibes of fellow modern indie-electro groups Christine and the Queens and CHVRCHES, blended with classic 80s synth-pop; mixing irresistible song-writing and disco beats to create an aural glitter-dome of New Order synth and Ladytron robotic chic.

Brite Spires’ 2020 line-up welcomes Natalia Stark, a classical musician, former go-go dancer and international model from Georgia, and Fischer Luigi, who hails from Italy and has played extensively across Europe. Combined with founding members Cal Brumhead and Oxford music mogul, Drew Atkinson, the band in no way lack talent and experience.

Atkinson is something of a local legend in the Oxford music scene, from cutting his teeth working with legendary bands Supergrass and Radiohead to opening the Cornbury Festival’s main stage alongside Sophie Ellis-Bextor, and backing DJ extraordinaire, Carl Cox, at a rave in front of thousands of people.

‘Youth Movement Disco (2020 Version)’ is Brite Spires’ new line-up’s debut single, and the song title aptly describes the meaning behind it: youth, movement and disco. The song refers to lead singer, Stark’s, early life in Georgia and the oppression they felt by their larger neighbour, Russia and the experience of having to flee to escape the clutches of the Russians.

Despite the darker meaning behind the track’s lyrics, Youth Movement Disco (2020 Version) is a shining example of Brite Spires’ indie pop alchemy, which has been revamped and super-charged with Stark’s mellifluous vocals. Effortlessly lush and imperiously melodic, with a nod to St Vincent and Depeche Mode, Brite Spires are the sound of your futuristic summer.