Next up on the always excellent Optimo Music is a debut EP from Nashville artist Stranded. Out 26th October on vinyl and digital, the Celine's Dilemma EP is home to four originals and a remix of the title track by RSD aka Rob Smith of seminal Bristol production duo Smith & Mighty.
Despite hailing from Nashville, Stranded has a longing appreciation for the world's great cities of dance - whether it be Detroit, Manchester or Berlin - hence his moniker. Stirring up a vibrant melting pot of post-punk, dub, disco and synth pop, the EP throbs with communal energy, tinged with modern day alienation and unease.
Our pick is 'Nervous Splendor' which comes at you like Lee Perry jamming with Television. Stream it below:
Celine's Dilemma is out 26th October via Optimo Music, pre-order it here.