A trio from Richmond, Virginia in the US, Cosby are a band on the rise. With their very own brand of upbeat synth pop with 1980s flavours, they combine anthemic melodies, smooth harmonies, driving guitar hooks, ethereal synth layers and dance beats to great effect on new EP ‘Summer Gold’.
Influenced by the likes of Tears for Fears, Aha, Duran Duran, Pet Shop Boys but giving their own music a contemporary production sheen, the band were formed when brothers Chris and Chip Cosby joined forces after years of playing separately, the results were golden from the very start. Soon, Mike Levinson entered the fray as drummer and percussionist, and the band haven’t looked back since.
Summer Gold is the latest fruit of their labours, the quality of which is typified by the pace, energy and huge chorus of previous pulsating single ‘Heartracer’ – and it also helps that that the arcade game influenced video is a real treat:
The new music video for ‘Overboard’ has just been released too, which you can watch here:
Mixed and mastered by producer Andreas Magnusson, ‘Heartracer’ and the Summer Gold EP is a follow up to previous album In Flight. With that album starting to open doors, 2015 will be Cosby’s year to smash through them on both sides of the Atlantic.
Want to hear more? Check out the Branded James Remix of previous album title track ‘In Flight’: