South London quartet Talk Show share new music for the first time since 2022, gearing up for an as-yet-unannounced debut album, slated for release in 2024.
A ferocious dose of indie-punk, ‘Closer’ is Talk Show‘s return to the limelight. Colourful synth and guitar motifs duel in the foreground, frontman Harrison Swann’s delivery monotone and dry. ‘Closer’ is trance-like and repetitive, with the quartet taking clear influence from the evolving nature of dance music and injecting it into their own marque of post punk.
“Utilising the repetition on ‘Closer’ allowed me to build a rhythm and raise the stakes and put new meaning into the line each time,” Swann says of the track. “Working with Remi really helped me harness how much nuance I could put into my phrasing, how much more powerful it could be to whisper than to shout. We wanted to take you from standing outside in the freezing cold straight into the heart of the sweatbox.”