Hercules And Love Affair are next up on K7’s DJ-Kicks compilation and the New York-based group, fronted by Andy Butler, have just unveiled a brand new track ‘Release Me’.
Butler reckons it’s an ode to Hacienda house and Pete Waterman, he said: “This song lies somewhere between Stock Aitken and Waterman and Manchester’s Hacienda sound” so with that mind you’d expect to hear a house-y pop track – and that’s exactly what you get.
It’s pretty retro, especially the vocals which are courtesy of DJ Whitney Fierce. But we actually think it sounds a bit like the Knife laid across a Hacienda drum line, which always a good thing – if not a bit obvious.
Hercules and Love Affair’s DJ Kicks it out October 29 via K7 Records, both digitally and on vinyl.