Norwegian trio Gold Celeste have released their brand new single, ‘The Wonder of Love’, ahead of two London shows next week.
The psych-pop outfit, who released their debut album ‘The Glow’ earlier this year, play Sebright Arms on 7 December and The Old Blue Last on 9 December 2015.
The Oslo-based band – Simen Hallset on bass/vocals, Petter Andersen on drums, and Eirik Fidjeland on guitar/synths/vocals – formed at an arts and music college over a shared love of groups like Sigur Rós, Radiohead, Deerhunter, My Bloody Valentine, and Beach House.
“Gold Celeste is a name inspired by the beautiful play of colours and lights in the sky during the golden hour, right after sunrise or just before sunset,” says Hallset of the band’s name.
“In a way, that phenomenon reflects what we hope to achieve with our music; tempting people to pause for a while, relax in whatever manner they see fit, focus and simply indulge.”
Showcasing the band’s shimmery psych sounds, ‘The Wonder of Love’ lives up to that hope and perfectly represents ‘The Glow’.
”The record’s title comes from the glow every human being is carrying, whether they’re aware of it or not,” explains Hallset. “There is no doubt, whatsoever, when looking at the history of mankind that we’re able to do the most atrocious and evil acts, and these acts will change both people and societies as a whole. What we are, and might be capable of. Our potential is of both being infinitely hateful, and infinitely loving. This is the glow.”