London-based electro pop trio R release their new single 'Bubble Gum Geisha' through Salt & Shake Records on 20th April 2015.
'Bubble Gum Geisha' sees the group explore the contrast between the refined beauty of a geisha and the sordid world she frequents. The result is an infectious slice of classy electro-pop that represents a creative leap forward in the band’s sound, building on the strengths of first single, ‘Change’, which won high praise from some of British radio’s most respected figures.
The track featured on Steve Lamacq’s Roundtable Review on BBC 6 Music, with the host himself describing it as a 'terrifically charming piece of music', while one of electro-pop’s most prolific figures, Martyn Ware of The Human League and Heaven 17, expressed that the band’s music had'restored [his] faith in the future of songwriting in Britain'.
R’s creative core is the work of brothers Pierre and Marc O'Reilly, both respected musicians in their own right. Marc’s solo project has seen him embark on a live tour across Europe, including a performance at Glastonbury, while he also provided vocals on 3 tracks for MOBO award-winning act Karios 4tet’s last album, which received 4 star reviews from Mojo, The Independent and The Guardian.