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Soccer96 play cosmic pied pipers on “Children Will Dance”

The duo of Danalogue [Dan Leavers] and Betamax [Max Hallett], are best known for being two thirds of The Comet Is Coming, but they’re also known for making geometric-shaped waves with their other project Soccer96. They will be releasing their new EP, Tactics, on June 26, and today have shared a new song from it called “Children Will Dance”.

Soccer96 say that they hope the new song “invites us to consider human existence in an unconditional celebration. Ish,” and “Children Will Dance” certainly makes us want to celebrate. With afro-beat-adjacent drums underpinning it, Soccer96 take us on a synth quest through “Children Will Dance”, while guest vocalist Alabaster DePlume continuously chant-sings in an eerily calm voice about how thankful they are that everyone’s dancing. It’s an unusual concoction, but one that is absolutely undeniable once you slip into their groove.

Soccer96’s new EP Tactics comes out through Moshi Moshi on June 26. Follow them on Facebook, Bandcamp and Soundcloud.