London-based duo Age of Consent release their debut single ‘The Beach’ on September 5, 2011. Age of Consent are Joe Reeves and Darren Cullen, former members of Shitdisco.
Since leaving Shitdisco, they have set up their own studio in East London and started working on new material as well as producing great remixes for the likes of Gary Numan, La Roux and Yuksek among others. They make dark, dystopian gothic-pop influenced by bands and production duos such as The Knife, Suicide and Yeasayer.
Their debut single ‘The Beach’ was recorded in a 16th century Italian farmhouse with producer Luke Smith who has previously worked with Depeche Mode, Foals and Crystal Fighters.
Directed by Gareth Phillips (Cat’s Eyes, Is Tropical) the video references the French Situationist movement and their idea; “Sous le paves. la plage” / “Beneath the pavement, the beach”. Drawing upon dream-like imagery, it explores the desire to escape from normality.
For more information visit the official Age Of Consent MySpace.