The debut album from Cosines is finally out! ‘Oscillations’ charts the ups and downs, the instability of relationships, misguided hook-ups and ‘subsequent break-ups. You can buy it on vinyl, handpainted CD and as a download from the Fika webshop here.
Cosines are a mathematical pop band from north London. Simon Nelson and Alice Hubley met on the London Underground after a Stereo Totale gig in 2009; two days later Simon was at Alice's house unblocking her kitchen drain. Since then Simon has been round and put up two curtain rails, a blind and a shelf.
This unlikely meeting got them talking and once the DIY was done they started making music together, fusing metronomic pop sensibilities, 60's grooves and Krautrock noise. Their line-up was by completed Daniel Chapman and The Late Jonny Drums, from Alice's previous band The Loves, and Kajsa Tretow from A Smile And A Ribbon.
Cosines played their first show in April 2012 and since then have performed with Comet Gain, Seapony, The Pooh Sticks and Flowers, and also at the Indietracks Festival.
“a cool and mannered (but not overmannered) exploration of a musical world bordered by Stereolab, Blondie, Saint Etienne, Belle and Sebastian and a band your mates formed at school that you wish you were in”
The Sunday Times
“Cosines have found the magic formula that indie pop has been dreaming of – a winning combination of Pulp and Belle & Sebastian, seasoned with swathes of Stereolab. Refreshingly offering none of the dreaded “twee” associated with that genre, Cosines have a big sense of melody they’re not afraid to both use and play with, the same going for their sonic palette of guitars and spacey synths.”
“Named after Carole King’s 60s Deewop backing group and apparently not the tangent counterpart, Cosines bring us a lovely fusion of tunes with their hearts in the same era, blurry guitars and retro synth sounds that once sounded futuristic. They can write a cracking alternative pop song too as openers Out Of The Fire and Nothing More Than A Feeling comfortably demonstrate, with the latter sounding much like early Blondie New Wave efforts.”
Louder Than War
Plus there's a video for Nothing More Than A Feeling, taken from the album: