Heartbreak is the second single from experimental duo Age of Consent. Exploring the territory between pop music and something all together more strange, Heartbreak is a dark, bittersweet, danceable track and has already received support from Lauren Laverne on her BBC 6 Music show.
With a percussive Prince-like drum sound and skittering analogue synthesizers that fizz into forlorn, melodic vocals, Heartbreak is an after-dark hymn to a long-dead love affair. The song takes it’s inspiration from the death of loved ones and reimagines the loss as the harrowing end of a relationship.
Drawing upon a passion for brooding electronic music such as Fever Ray and Soft Cell, Age of Consent produced this single along with previous collaborator & producer, Luke Smith who has previously worked with Depeche Mode and Foals. Including on the B-Side their metronomic cover version of Suicide’s ‘Ghost Rider’, which has become something of a live favourite.
Age of Consent are Joe Reeves and Darren Cullen. After meeting at Glasgow School of Art they moved to London to make music and produce remixes for the likes of La Roux, Gary Numan and The Toxic Avenger. Their first single ‘The Beach’ was released in late 2011.
Age of Consent have confirmed two London shows:
18th May – Queen of Hoxton – w/ Spektrum
13th June – The Macbeth – Single launch show – w/ T.W.I.N.S