Gold Metal Money
Released: 19 July 2019
Pearl City are Greta Edith and Nick Delap, an experimental avant-pop duo from Manchester. Their new ethereal new single ‘Friends’ is out today, released alongside their debut EP, Gold Metal Money, out now via Sunday Best.
Pearl City have once again joined forces with GRANDMAs for their latest video instalment. The duo, whose short film Norteños was nominated for a host of BAFTA and Oscar-qualifying film festivals, directed the band’s video for ‘Down By The Tree’, which was featured by Dazed.
The video is another example of the duo’s blend of slick production with gritty social commentary: “’Friends’ is portrait of a couple of misfits in a neglected seaside town in the North, they’re obsessed and enamoured by the world of professional female bodybuilding and finally get to see some of their heroes in action.”
“We previously collaborated with Grandmas on the amazing video for ‘Down By The Tree’, say Greta and Nick. “We couldn’t wait to work with them again and are really happy that they have provided the perfect visual accompaniment to our music. We share a lot of similar aesthetics, inspirations and themes in our music as they do in their films and love working together.”
With booming drums, off kilter melodies and Greta’s ghostly vocal at centre stage, ‘Friends’ justifies the hype around this new duo, whose previous tracks have been featured by BBC Radio 1, BBC 6 Music, Dazed, Complex, Hypebeast and more.
The new single joins ‘Down By The Tree’, ‘Taste Me’ and three other new tracks to make up the band’s stunning debut EP, Gold Metal Money. Flitting from pop to indie to electronica but always pushing the boundaries of conventional genres, the EP proves Pearl City are one of the most exciting breakthrough acts in the U.K.