With more than a pinch of magical 80’s dust, Centre Excuse seem to effortlessly capture the vibe and atmosphere of the likes of Depeche Mode and The Cure while also bringing in a darker, almost rocky feeling edge to the mix making it all the more original and current.
The new single ‘Joy Joy Joy’ taken from their upcoming debut album is a perfect example to other synth lead bands into how to make the genre exciting and commercial whilst still retaining an experimental and dark edge. Spotlessly mixing huge quacky 80’s synth and distorted guitars with punching drum machines, the track builds through a floating verse into an earworm chorus before developing the interlocking synth and guitar lines into a hugely satisfying mishmash of eloquent noise.
Accompanied by a fittingly dark video, the new single is released just ahead of their upcoming debut album ‘Favourite Soul’. With backing from BBC Introducing, support slots for the likes of Tonight Alive and now an album under their belt, things are really brewing up nicely for Centre Excuse. Expect to hear them on national radio very soon!
Watch the video for ‘Joy Joy Joy’ below: