Signed to Foundation Music, the Mancunian masked marauders, Cooper T dropped their debut EP SAPIENS last week alongside the stunning visuals for new single Original.
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The epitome of a modern, alternative Mancunian band; they are duo cut from Brit-indie heritage yet delivering a future-facing sound and attitude. As informed by the new rap and bass tracks they create out of Northern power house studio NQ, as they are by Manchester heroes LVLZ, Broken English & Children of Zeus, the genre defying duo have already established a name for themselves throughout Manchester and stand as an example of an act able to capture the ominous sound of British life in 2023.
As at home with guitars, bands and punk as they are working ‘inside the box’ on computers, drum machines and synths producing club tracks, their sound is a collision of the classic with the now.
Gradually revealing their hand, the Sapiens EP features a taster of their multifaceted DNA. From the DnB-tinged, mosh pit indie of acclaimed debut single Gettin’ In The Way to the funked up outsider anthem Outside Looking In, alongside their dance leaning conspiracy theory filled Put It All and their jazz leaning ode to humanity, Back Then; the EP is completed with the release of their CAN (legendary experimental German rock band) inspired, chippy, punk funk of lead track Original.
New single Original is accompanied by a music video directed by rising creatives Hyde Productions and shot in Ancoats, Manchester. An ode to their lives, the video captures the mood perfectly. Check it out below:
As Jack notes: “Dunno who needs to hear this song but it’s meant to be a friendly wake up call to a generation of wanna be creatives who lack substance and integrity in their work. Its more about everyone else being unoriginal rather than it being a big ego show for us, we are just aware we do our own thing without trying to.”
The Sapiens EP is co-produced and mixed by Manchester DnB legend Dubphizix, (one of the producers behind LVLZ and many a huge DnB track) alongside Cooper T (Tommo & Jack), who devour an array music, regurgitating it in their politically tinged vignettes evident across the EP and the upcoming remixes due from Zed Bias, Chimpo, Dub Phizix and Dogger.
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Having built a strong live following and fanbase already with their fresh, beefed up take on a live set, they are bound to continue to gain a reputation as one of the most exciting, energetic, and relevant must-see live acts. The release of this debut EP marks the start of series of music releases from Cooper T with world at large only just beginning to see the tip of their huge and growing catalogue of song’s.
With lyrics that capture living in the city with a surprising poetic vision, every generation needs a band to signpost their times, sing about their lives, make sense of the senseless and deal with the reality that you can dance to. Cooper T have it all in place to be this generation’s soundtrack.