Debut Single ‘Black’ is a huge, dramatic, sweeping number, complete with massive hooks and a powerful fearless vocal performance from Katy Lied, immersed in striking production.
“We are displaying a false misconception.” From the very first chorus from this debut the tone is set.
Her lyrical content dissects the fine line between love and hate, gut-wrenching longing, and true despair and combines them with crunchy guitars, ethereal orchestral accents, and of course, her alluring piano tones.
Nigel Thomas’s stellar track is set for release on 9th November
The Lowpoint of Disco – In Temporary Hero’s own words…
This track was written and produced on 15 May 2012. Any fan of the legend Donna Summer will recognize that as TWO days before she died. No one outside of Donna’s private circle knew she was ill. And I certainly did not know. And then she died. Suddenly. The timing of my writing the track was uncanny.
This song is probably the most autobiographical of any song I have written. In fact it IS a direct account of the freedom I gained personally through music, specifically dance music. I was ridiculed and basically embarrassed to like “that kind of music” so much so that I hid all my records, including THRILLER (which I purchased the day it was released) from my friends and roommates and even my family. It wasn’t until I was “freed on the dance floor,” introduced to the club culture by a more experienced friend, that I was finally comfortable in my own skin, both musically and personally. This song details the transformation and eventual empowerment that dance music afforded me.
And look at the world now… even the cool kids love dance music. Thank you Donna, and Michael, and all the artists who transformed my life through songs.
Youtube video: https://youtu.be/6qqjSTZCsv0
Retail date: 15 August 2015 (links not available at present)
From the album Sunset People: https://itun.es/us/ubbx7
"Definitely what Real Experts has here is catchy, charming and endearing. Dramatic fresh retro-rooted future-synth music. I cant help but refer mind-wise to Sophie Ellis Bextors Murder on the Dancefloor, a little Hot Chip, and the tunes from Pet Shop Boys epic album Behaviour, but with strong powerful vocals flavoured with dashes of Human League, Dead or Alive and Erasure" - The Record Stache
FOR LOVERS OF: Hot Chip, Chromeo, Hurts, Friendly Fires, Fenech-Soler, Human League
LEAD TRACKS: Disco Tears, My Love is Nothing More Than This, Lemon is Lemon, Skytoucher, Don't Stay, Pure Attention Seeker
Real Experts is a London-based synthpop electronic project, headed by Andrew Maley. Their second LP 'The Trade Off', to be released on October 16, is loaded with catchy lyrics and infectious choruses. In following with a tradition this project has become known for, a beautiful rotating door of guest vocalists feature on this album. The first single is 'Disco Tears' featuring Daniel Angelus, the lead singer of Surrender Hearts, who has recently shared the stage with T'Pau, Katrina and The Waves, and Musical Youth. Angelus alsofeatures on three other tracks.
"Music for me is about sharing emotions through sound. Silence is a canvas which we paint on," explains Angelus.
Other equally stunning tracks bring diversity offered by other talents. 'My Love Is Nothing More Than This' features 18-year-old Eden, who brings in some very London Grammar / Rihanna / Robyn / Adele / Lamb deep tones and stylings.
Mike Burnett features on 'She Hurts' and Vivian Marie features on'Forever is a Big Word' - both artists are now based overseas, in Australia and Germany respectively. Real Experts' member Victoria Knowles' vocals lace through 'Sugar Rush' and 'Lemon is Lemon', which also features renowned British sports journalist Patrick Barclay and is being offered as a bonus to 'The Trade Off' LP via Bandcamp.
French/American singer Mimisinga (aka Mimi Corenthin) joins Daniel Angelus on 'Space Age Love Song', offering up sonic sounds reminiscent of Macy Gray and Tracy Chapman. When not dabbling in such synthpop, she shows her versatility as a vocalist by performing with the reggae band Dojo.
"It is all about capturing the moment. Hearing something and it making a difference. Having something that matters to you. Happy or sad. Every Real Experts song is designed to be a moment of 'perfect pop," explains Andrew Maley. "Music is about being in random situations in life, and within a few seconds, a bar or a beat or a note can change you forever."
On October 23rd, Real Experts play their most prestigious live show to date, performing at the Hot Chip Official Aftershow Party / Hot Chip DJ Set, at Brixton JAMM, London. Tickets are £10 and the party lasts from 7pm to 4am.
Real Experts are:
Andrew Maley - Keyboards / Vocals
Victoria Knowles - Vocals
John Humber - Lead Guitar
Will Rutley - Bass Guitar
Paul Harris - Percussion
1. Disco Tears (feat. Daniel Angelus)
2. My Love Is Nothing More Than This (feat. Eden)
3. Sugar Rush***
4. Pure Attention Seeker*
5. She Hurts (feat. Mike Burnett)
6. Don't Stay (feat. Daniel Angelus)
8. Space Age Love Song (feat. Daniel Angelus & Mimisinga)
9. 3:1 Ratio*
10. Forever Is A Big Word (feat. Vivian Marie)
11. Beograd (feat. Daniel Angelus)
13. Lemon is Lemon (feat. Patrick Barclay)**
* vocals Andrew Maley
** vocals Victoria Knowles
*** vocals Andrew Maley and Victoria Knowles
LP Teaser Video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QEFLd36Gjas
Video 'My Love is Nothing More Than This (feat. Eden)'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSBuTJMDOlU
Video 'Disco Tears (feat. Daniel Angelus)' http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TalS9h8wCSE
Video 'Lemon is Lemon (feat. Patrick Barclay)'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKWzWjjbmrU
Video 'She Hurts (feat. Mike Burnett)' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fq-WYRbO5Jc
FOR REVIEW & PLAYLISTING
Press package (MP3)https://dl.orangedox.com/wQAvwV5FJSZfP2IEW7/Real%20Expert%20-%20The%20Trade%20Off%20(MP3).zip
(WAV available upon request)
Individual cover artwork for each track on this LP https://dl.orangedox.com/zBJta51g2KU8JL0gwO/Real%20Experts%20COVER%20ARTWORK.zip