Swann and Odette follows on from 2015’s Floods with a collection of tracks that, although keeping in line with the shoegaze house style set out on Floods, bury deeper into the mist and noise. The grooves slow down and stretch out, the melodies more opaque and hazy, and the album as a whole more dreamlike and expansive.
With this first release, Kingdoms lays out a mission statement for the sound and ethos they will be pushing, focusing on an eclectic mix of club-inspired jazz, ambient, left-field electronic music, and reissues of little-known obscurities.
Ahead of the release of Swann and Odette, you can stream the beautiful and, at times, haunting video for album cut "Still Undivided" in full via the player above. You can pre-order Swann and Odettehere.
Francis Harris will also embark on a selection of Kingdoms tour dates this month, which you can find below.
October 06 - Budapest, Hungary
October 07 - Zogreb, Croatia
October 13 - Panama City, Panama
October 20 - Brooklyn - Panther Room
October 21 - Toronto, Canada