DECO release their debut EP ‘Real Life’ with the lead single having been released on the 22nd May
Having supported Jess Glynne, Casey Lowry and more, Deco are ready for their time in the limelight to cement their place as part of the synth pop revolution. Deco (and the rest of the world) are in a different place than they were when Real Life was recorded and this has inspired Deco to give all EP’s profits on iTunes to UK charity Homeless Link who “work to make services better and campaign for policy change that will help end homelessness”.
2019 was a year of successes including coveted spots on Spotify’s ‘Fresh Finds’ and ‘New Pop UK’ playlists, a Maida Vale session for BBC Introducing to couple with their live shows (mentioned above) and festival performances including Truck Festival main stage, Isle Of Wight Festival and Y Not Festival, 110 Above Festival and more.
‘Real Life’, is their masterclass in how to write a pop record for the modern age, the Nottingham-born group blur the lines between 80’s synth-pop and the new wave sound that’s exploding right now. ‘Real Life’ is an amalgamation of all the bands that the duo have grown up listening – ranging from George Michael to Duran Duran, and more contemporary bands like Friendly Fires and Metronomy.
Having dropped a number of successful singles in the past couple of years lead singer Max Kendall spoke about what it means to him to drop their first EP, and what the EP Real Life is “It kind of feels like everything we’ve been working on, on stage and in the studio, has led to this moment. Our music is all about making people happy, so we decided to bring the release of this EP forward to give our fans, and hopefully new listeners, some joy in their lives.”
When asked about the lead single Real Life, Max said that “Real Life is a refreshing realisation of how, despite our dependence on modern technology, experiencing something in real life really cannot be recreated or competed with. In this case, the song speaks about how the simplicity of meeting someone in real life comes without all of the complications and games of so-called ‘modern love’ on dating apps, and captures a feeling of hope that humans can still function in a natural way, without the digital aids we have become so reliant on.”
Max shared his feelings about donating the profits to Homeless Link commenting that “The homelessness sector is in urgent need of financial support at the moment and we want to do our bit to ensure that charities supporting homeless people in these challenging circumstances have the tools and resources they need to continue to carry out their exceptional work.”
Bang Bang Romeo Support:
Oct 1 – Mash House – Edinburgh
Oct 2 – Leadmill – Sheffield
Oct 14 – Tunnels – Aberdeen
Oct 15 – King Tuts – Glasgow
Oct 17 – Gorilla – Manchester
Oct 18 – Hit the North Festival – Newcastle
Oct 21 – Thekla – Bristol
Oct 22 – Scala – London
Oct 24 – Beckett University – Leeds
For more info go to decoofficial.com
Stream EP here > https://soundcloud.com/