DEBUT EP ‘BACK OF THE MIND’
OUT TODAY ON KITSUNÉ
“THE ESSEX FIVE-PIECE EMBRACE POP AT ITS MOST NEBULOUS, AT ITS MOST CREATIVE” CLASH
FANS INCLUDE ZANE LOWE, NILE RODGERS AND ELTON JOHN
1. True Say
2. Any of Us
3. Move The Roots
4. Feel My Love
Courts- having already convinced Zane Lowe, Nile Rodgers and Elton John- finally unveil their debut EP ‘Back of the Mind’. Bringing together solar energy and feel-good vibes, ‘Back of The Mind’ is to be released June 16th on Kitsuné.
Courts is a five-piece band from Basildon, Essex made up of Chris Moody, Dan Baker, Joe Choppen, Luke Baker and Reece Baker. With inspiration deriving from disco, hip hop, indie and beyond, Courts’ sound lends itself to the influence of the Stone Roses, Mac DeMarco, and The Streets. Creating a hybrid genre that’s almost impossible to define, Courts serve the purpose of filling an open gap in the UK scene, making self- confessed “music with a message».
They were noticed immediately by critics after releasing music online, and received support from tastemakers like The Line of Best Fit, Clash, The 405, Indie Shuffle, Earmilk, Zane Lowe and Elton John.
Courts were immediately spotted by talent diggers Kitsuné, who added their uplifting anthem ‘Feel My Love’ to their Kitsuné Maison 18 compilation last November. This track also caught the attention of famous musician Nile Rodgers, who defined the track as the most summery track of last Winter.
Their collaboration with Parisian label didn’t stop there as Kitsuné decided to release their debut EP. The first extract, ‘Any Of Us’, supported by Stereogum, showed a summery ‘perfectly locked-in pre-chorus riff’. ‘True Say’, the second single, crowned ‘Track of the Day’ by Clash, raises Court’s pop at its next level, more creative and complex. The track follows “Chris’ life experiences from childhood until now” (Courts) and differentiates itself from their previous works with its “odds angles, impeccable hooks and glorious chorus” (Clash). The band even decided to dedicate a new music video, shot in their home town, in which is captured “the energy and spirit of the band”, and “sums up what they’re about perfectly” (Courts).
If Courts’ sound fully crystalizes summer, it also demonstrates their experience and talent, already acclaimed by critics and medias.