Monarchy

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I can't tell you much about Monarchy. I can only tell you what I know and what I know is that Monarchy is a duo from London serving up some glorious electro-pop music. I can also say that our favorite boutique label Neon Gold is releasing Monarchy's debut single, "Gold In The Fire" in February of 2010.

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The atmosphere surrounding "Gold In The Fire" is as airy as its synth backbone is bouncy. Almost sounding like a polished Washed Out track, "Gold" has a beautiful simplicity to it that allows you to loop the song over and over again effortlessly.

MP3: Monarchy - Gold In The Fire

Better yet — believe it or not — is the single's backing track, "Black, The Colour of My Heart". Keeping Monarchy's outer-space, atmospheric theme in tact, "Black" is reminiscent of Röyksopp's brooding synth-work. But the suckerpunch here is the massively affective pop hook Monarchy throws over the synthesized drama.

MP3: Monarchy - Black, The Colour of My Heart

With these two songs (save a couple of remixes) serving as our sole offerings by this mysterious duo, I can't help but feel excited for what lies ahead.