Sylvan Esso - Radio

Sylvan Esso


Sylvan Esso have announced that 'Radio' will be the latest single taken from their second album 'What Now'.


What Now, is the sound of a band truly fulfilling the potential and promise of their debut. Everything has evolved - the production is bolder, the vocals are more intense, the melodies are more irresistible, and the songs shine that much brighter. However, it is also a record that was made in 2016 - which means it is inherently grappling with the chaos of a country coming undone, the voices of two people nestled in studios around the country who were bemused by what they looked out and saw. It’s an album that is both political and personal, and blurs the line between the two.


What Now describes the inevitable low that comes after every high, fulfilment tempered by the knowledge that there is no clearly defined conclusion. It’s a record about falling in love and learning that it won’t save you; about the over sharing of information and the fine line between self-awareness and narcissism; about meeting one’s own personal successes but feeling the fizzling embers of the afterglow rather than the roar of achievement; about the crushing realisation that no progress can ever feel permanent. It is an album that finds its strength in its own duality. But at its core, What Now is an album of the finest songs this band has ever written - produced masterfully, sang fearlessly - to articulate our collective undercurrents of anxiety and joy.


After a sold-out headline gig at Village Underground, Sylvan Esso return to the UK in November including a show at London Shepherds Bush Empire.



6th – Birmingham, Institute 2
7th – Bristol, SWX
8th – London, Shepherds Bush Empire
10th – Liverpool, Arts Club
11th – Manchester, Gorilla
12th – Glasgow, SWG3 TV Studio
13th – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club


Praise for Sylvan Esso:

"The effect is something akin to modern-day-field-recording-meets-club-hit." The Guardian

“Infectious and tantalising” CRACK

“Each track sparkles with a playful inventiveness… impossible to resist” Q Magazine 4/5

“The silken sounds of Sylvan Esso are a cut above… the duo’s debut LP is a summer essential.” NME 8/10

“Sophisticated, urbane but very moving, one of the most original things we’ve heard this year.” Mixmag 8/10

“A glistening ability to conjure emotion and capture a melody.” Loud & Quiet 8/10

“Forthright electronic soul, with a real sense of purpose, character and gusto.” – DJ Magazine

"As smart and inventive as it is breezy and ebullient." Metro 4/5

“the duo’s productions perfectly capture the grey-space that exists between genres” The Line Of Best Fit