From the heights of Manchester comes guitar-driven synth-pop band, Posh Chocolates, and their new track ‘Gold Tongue’ – a space age ‘80s inspired single, with frequent synth-work and strong percussive elements that leave the perfect bed for the vocals to sit on top of. With a Hot Chip vibe laced in northern charm the track is carefully produced, with minimal guitarwork linking into key sections.
“‘Gold Tongue’ is a ballad discussing a connection with another person on an empathetic level.”
The three-piece was cultivated by frontman and producer, Christian Ellery from an unassuming Spinningfields apartment with a view of the city. Developed during an isolated delve back to his roots during the summer of 2019 after many years working as a session musician and producer across the UK, the concept of Posh Chocolates’ new age guitar-driven synth pop, disclosing a contrasting dark undercurrent, was conjured. Fluctuating personality mixed with an obsession for juxtaposition keeps every track unique, with the guarantee of a statement.
“Contrary to the listener’s first impression of the rather lyrically unambiguous hook, ‘Gold Tongue’ is a ballad discussing a connection with another person on an empathetic level,” said the band. “Based upon shared experiences, such as struggles with mental health and loss, I found myself suddenly at ease knowing that I had found myself a parallel to confide in. ‘I know how you feel, mate.’ said everyone, ever. But to finally find someone who you truly trust has shared the same trauma as you is extremely cathartic.”
‘Gold Tongue’ is out this Friday, 13 December.