London duo Moscow Youth Cult have just released their latest single Hospice in anticipation of their forthcoming second album, Brutalist, and it’s a wonderfully intense piece of industrial pop.
In a story that feels a little perfect for their sound, duo Jon Dix and Dan O’Donnell-Smith formed Moscow Youth Cult after they collaborated on an electronic sound installation to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Elite for GameCity, Europe’s biggest video games cultural festival.
With a sound that is suitably modernist given their background, Moscow Youth Cult combined driving electronic synth noise with ethereal vocals. As a result Hospice sounds both violent and innocent. There is a little bit of a Health and Crystal Castles sound here, but Hospice shows MYC have something unique to offer in the way it builds to a climax that feels overlwhelming, in a good way.
Check out Hospice below.