Chad Valley Announces Forthcoming EP Equatorial Ultravox with Cascine
“On ‘Up and Down’, [Hugo] Manuel offers another fresh take on Balearic bliss.”- Pitchfork Playlist
“Sending listeners off with an uplifting amalgam of …blown-out dance beats, a palpable sense of youthful exuberance.” – XLR8R
Listen To Chad Valley’s Track “Fast Challenges”
Chad Valley is the celebrated solo guise of Hugo Manuel. He also operates as frontman for Oxford, UK-based quintet Jonquil, and is a founding member of the Blessing Force collective. His newest and much-anticipated EP, Equatorial Ultravox, will be released on June 20 via experimental pop label, Cascine.
Following Cascine’s release of his self titled debut EP last fall, there was a point where Chad Valley was the fourth most blogged about artist on earth, having the opportunity to perform in Dublin, Amsterdam, Paris, Budapest, Belgrade and Istanbul, and supporting acts including Amiina, Twin Shadow and Foals. In Equatorial Ultravox, Chad Valley expands even further on his lush, entrancing sound. Hugo’s voice feels like it’s beyond a cloudy horizon, distant but warmly omni-present. The strong melodies and glistening samples have a certain buoyancy to them, giving the illusion that one could just float away into a glowing paradise.
Equatorial Ultravox Track Listing
1. Now That I’m Real
2. Reach Lines
3. Shell Suite
4. Acker Bilk
5. Fast Challenges
6. I Want Your Love