In an industry still largely dominated by bands fronted by men, Brite Spires have re-emerged with new singer Natalia Spark to give them a much needed female boost and a Ladytron robotic chic in their new single ‘Youth Movement Disco (2020 version)’.
With huge support from their local scenes in Oxford and London including BBC Introducing, Brite Spires is an electro-disco utopian dream, bringing together elements of classic synth bands of the 80s and 90s with the shimmering cool of the likes of St. Vincent and Christine and the Queens.
The newly re-formed band is made up of Georgian native, Natalia, who escaped the clutches of the Russians as a small child and grew up to become first a classical musician and then a go-go girl and international model; Italian-German bassist Fischer Luigi, who has played across Europe; Dummer Cal Brumhead and guitarist Drew Atkins who has played in several bands in Oxford and has worked with the likes of Radiohead, Supergrass and DJ extraordinaire Carl Cox.
Though the song refers to Nat’s early life in Georgia and the oppression they felt by their larger neighbours, Youth Music Disco (2020 Version) mixes in irresistible song-writing and disco beats to create an aural glitter-dome of New Order Synth, Ladytron robotic chic and a much-needed boost to an industry which is still hugely dominated by bands fronted by men.
This latest single is a shining example of Brite Spires’ indie pop alchemy, which has been revamped, super-charged and sees the debut of their new singer. Effortlessly lush and imperiously melodic, Brite Spires are the sound of your futuristic summer.
So, support Brite Spires as they break away from societies norms and look to make their mark in the music industry with Nat leading the way.