A couple of years ago, having toyed with an idea for some time, we decided to give in to temptation and start a record label. The label was designed to be about artist development and support more than anything and as such the plan for our artists is to hopefully move quickly on to bigger and better things. We launched Morpheme Records at the start of 2015 with two incredibly talented artists, Harry Edwards and MK Grands, and sure enough it wasn’t long before Harry was snapped up and MK Grands was remixing and guesting for some pretty big and acclaimed acts.
It was always in the back of our mind to restart the label, but we wouldn’t do it just for the sake of it or just with any old artist. It had to be people we loved, were extremely talented and who would continue to get better and better. Enter blog favourite and one of our former “Artists to look out for…”
We first encountered Treasureseason completely by chance when 50% of their number, producer Dave (Powell) worked the door at our Sound & Vision Showcase. We’ve been fans ever since, regularly sharing their tracks and buying their EPs. When the other 50%, Jess (Bartlet) got in touch to ask if we’d be interested in working with them, we knew it was time and Morpheme was alive once more.
Their new EP, X/Y, is out on Thursday 19 January and the first track to be taken from it is “The Rush”.
Deliciously infectious, the pair are embarking on a new synthpop journey with a subtle, dark undercurrent. Intricate melodic lines skip along while Jess’ chilled vocal washes over it. It’s fantastic.
We’ll not go on about it too much as we’re sure you’re keen to get listening yourselves, but it has already had some great write-ups from the likes of The Line of Best Fit (song of the day no less) The Most Radicalist, Earmilk and I Heart Moosiq amongst many others.
”The Rush” is out now and available to buy from iTunes. Treasureseason’s new EP ‘X/Y” will be released on 19 January.