ARTIST OF THE WEEK: No.470 - pecq

Having already made their mark as one of the more exciting names on the rise in recent years, London-based electronic duo pecq are back once again to announce their plans for a new EP, which is set to arrive in the coming months.

Previewed by the enigmatic new single 'closer', which continues more of that innovative direction they are known for, their newest collection 'red moon, rare night' looks set to become one of their most high-profile releases to date. With vocalist, producer and songwriter Hannah (Jakes) Jacobs recently returning from travelling the world as part of Arlo Parks' live band, all eyes are now on this hotly-tipped duo for the year ahead.

Speaking about the release, Jakes said, "'closer' is about distance. I’ve been away for most of the past year touring. It was so freeing and inspiring to visit places I never thought I’d see, but after a few months I struggled being away from my friends and trying to finish songs with Nikò being in an opposite time zone. I was seeing all these new things but I couldn’t ever communicate them properly so they started to feel like a weird dream. So 'closer' was originally about isolation but it was finished on the plane trip home so a different mood crept in - getting closer to your besties, coming home full of fresh things to share."

pecq's new EP 'red moon, rare night' is set to be released in March via their own Upcycled Sounds imprint. Watch the new video for 'closer' in the player below.