The Presets 'Pacifica' -- Album Of The Week

3 years ago It was 2008 when little known Sydney based dance duo The Presets released 'My People' a track about people in detention centres. By the end of the year Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes had picked up ARIA Awards for 'Album Of The Year' - Apocalypso, 'Best Dance Release', 'Best Group', 'Best Album Artwork', 'Best Music Video' -- My People and 'Producer of the Year' it's little wonder that The Presets follow up 'Pacifica' (out now) has been one of the most highly anticipated album releases of the year.

In short, it's epic. Although there's no new 'My People' there's a boat full of dance anthems that not only incorporate the ocean theme of 'Pacificia' but are also going to sound truly excellent live.

Admittedly on first listen the album is in some ways a grating and confusing experience, there's the 6 minute techno track 'Youth In Trouble' and then the sea shanty styed 'Ghosts'. But after a few spins the experimental sounds and slightly eccentric production begin to come together and The Presets genius becomes clearly obvious.

Stand out tracks include: 'Fall' -- Julian Hamilton's vocals at their haunting best, 'Fast Seconds' will be mind-blowing live and 'Promises' a summer anthem with New Order flavours.

The Presets 'Pacifica' tracklisting:
1. Youth In Trouble
2. Ghosts
3. Promises
4. Push
5. Fall
6. It's Cool
7. A.O.
8. Surrender
9. Fast Seconds
10. Fail Epic

Check out The Presets 'Youth In Trouble' video below...have you had a listen to 'Pacifica' yet? We'd love to know what you think!

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