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Tuesday
Jun132017

« Metro UK : Artist of the Day - Love X Stereo »

Metro.co.uk and record label Killing Moon pick out the new artists you should listen to today.

Love X Stereo sound like: The kaleidoscopic prom band in an alternate-universe High School Musical.

Similar artists: Metric, Shiny Toy Guns, The Naked & Famous, Goldfrapp, LIGHTS

Their story: Love X Stereo are a duo from Seoul, South Korea – populated by fugitive astrophysicist Annie Ko and skate punk rocker bloke Toby Hwang – who make stellar dream-pop anthems.

They’ve been trucking since 2012, releasing several EPs over the course of the last five years and wowing audiences at festivals across Asia and North America.

Most recently, the band have started making in-roads to the UK following a flying visit to Wrexham to play up-and-coming showcase festival Focus Wales for a couple of shows.

The band continue their sonic assault on 2017 via the release of their brand-new album 37A.

What’s so great about them? Love X Stereo are quite frankly and criminally underrated considering the quality of music that they make.

Out of 200 bands performing at Focus Wales 2017, many of whom were playing on their own turf and indeed bringing the home crowd, Love X Stereo successfully stood out as one of the most accomplished and articulate artists of the weekend.

Despite consistently having to punch above their weight class in such situations, and backed up with little more than raw musical talent and a fierce DIY work ethic, throughout their career thus far the band have flourished.

Creating a relentless touring schedule has earned them numerous citations both domestic and internationally – for example, they were named as one of the top three acts at the Culture Collide Festival 2014 in the US.

They are not devoid of fresh ideas in terms of releases either – the band are currently unveiling 37 (hence the album title) new tracks with accompanying videos via creative community platform Patreon.

Most-streamed track on Spotify: Hide and Seek (over 470,000 listens so far)

Most-recent video

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What will they be doing in 2017? Continuing to unveil new tracks from their latest album 37A by way of a new video for each track. 10 tracks of the album are available for audio streaming on Spotify right now.