Following on from their downbeat summer debut ‘Home Heart’, Manchester synth-pop duo Koalas reveal their hand with a double A-side of exhilarating left-field pop, ‘Lover/Two Loves’. “Lover and Two Loves are two-sides of the same coin, the first an imagined conversation with a fallen love and the latter dealing with a collision of lust and love” explains songwriter and co-producer Samuel Jones, “They’re very much the centerpieces of our live-set and it’s cathartic to have these songs – some of the first written – out there.” Ever wanted to find out what it was like to be caught in a literal snow globe of emotions? Well, check out the James Welch directed clip for ‘Lover’ below.
“Working with Jimmy on the Lover video was really great, although both of us were finding fake snow for days afterward, it got everywhere. You can see my eyes get slowly sorer as the video goes on and I’m pretty sure Rachel looked very seasonal for at least a week after.” – Samuel Jones
With Manchester’s lurching music scene currently knee deep in DIY guitar bands, Koalas are part of a new vanguard of artists to come out of the Low Four studio and label, working with producer Brendan Williams (Dutch Uncles, GoGo Penguin, Makemake).