Cascine Smooching, Kisses.

Cascine Smooching, Kisses.

With a penchant for glittery nightlife and a proclivity for that most ebullient of electropop, Cali pairing Kisses couldn’t be better suited to those more stark and remarkable parts of ’80s-indebted synthetics. It therefore all seems pretty suitable that Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson should draft in Saint Etienne stalwarts Pete Wiggs and Tim Laracombe for what is, platitudinously speaking, the so-called difficult second album. Entitled Kids In LA, it’s anticipated mid-May and, again exceedingly aptly, is to be outed via steel-smooth imprint Cascine though to revert to that which we’ve at our mercy, The Hardest Part is an invigorating shaving seemingly equally inspired by early Pet Shop Boys and antiquated videogame soundtracks, as it is by the perennially blasé Kitsuné back catalogue. “Should I think about the future?” Kivel soothes, and though we’d feared the worst in their absence The Hardest Part proffers another reason to fall in love with ‘em all over again.

Kisses’ SoundCloud.

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