With the dawn of a New Year, there is a(n over)abundance of new music polls and a heap of trendsetters looking into their crystal balls and hoping to signpost the next big thing.
Mixed metaphors aside, we feel Theme Park are one band who deserve the hype that they are generating in the blogosphere. Having signed up with Transgressive Records at the end of 2011, they’re currently working on a full length début with a little help from producer Luke Smith, who has worked with Foals and others. They are also managed by Coalition Management (think Bloc Party, The Streets, Delphic), suggesting we may be hearing an awful lot more from them in 2012.
In the pipeline already they’ve got some impressively diverse tour dates lined up. In February they’re sharing a bill with indie scenesters Friends at the Fleche d’Or in Paris, and with Mylo, Lindstrom, Aeroplane and Brodinski at the Scala in London. You’ll be hearing more from us on that one. Finally, they will be shaking in their boots at the prospect of warming up the crowd for Florence and The Machine at the majestic Alexandra Palace in March.
All four tracks on their Soundcloud account are instant classics. Yes, they have a super-sized crush on The Talking Heads and their sound is not the most original thing you will have heard this year. But who cares, when the tunes are this good? Their songs are sun-kissed, indie-disco tracks that will transport you to a better place.
What’s more, if you’re free in London tonight, pop down to Madame Jo Jo’s and see them headline what will be fantastic a show with Nzca/Lines and Cloud Boat, all for just a fiver at White Heat.
Catch them while you can: it doesn’t look like they’ll be playing venues like this for long.