Self Styled mathematical north London pop band Cosines released their limited edition 7” vinyl debut single (300 copies) ‘Hey Sailor Boy!’ in May and now they’ve kindly given us the video’s video premiere!
Hey Sailor Boy! is a love song from one girl pirate to her sailor boy. Originally written by Alice for ﬁctional band The Girl Pirates (who’s extended membership included unwittingly comedian David Cross and Decemberists singer Colin Meloy), the band never got much further than one drunken rum soaked practice before “Hey Sailor Boy!” was packed away.
The song took on a new lease of life with Cosines, with a stomping piano riff, soulful beat and sweet strings(arranged and performed by Elefant Record’s A Little Orchestra); comparisons could be made to the classic pop of Camera Obscura, The Beach Boys, The Concretes and The Magnetic Fields.
The band played their ﬁrst show in April 2012, and since then have played shows with Comet Gain, Shrag and Still Flyin’ as well the Indietracks Festival. The band are currently working on a debut album and consequently doing less DIY.
You may recognise Cosines from such other bands as Arthur and Martha, Vermont, The Loves, Brother Francisco, Pocketbooks, The Duloks and One Fathom Down.
Wed 31st Jul: Tunabunny + Cosines @ Buffalo Bar London
Sun 11th Aug: Azure Blue + Victoria and Jacob + Cosines @ The Lexington,
Thursday 29th August: Proud Galleries, Cosines, The Understudies and Fulhast, Free entry http://www.freelondongigs.co.uk/
Cosines Hey Sailor Boy + The Answer 7″ here
via Bill Cummings God Is In The TV http://www.godisinthetvzine.co.uk/2013/07/31/video-premiere-cosines-hey-sailor-boy/