Dirty Nice have always done things a little differently. Initially, East London duo Charlie Pelling and Mark Thompson bypassed traditional press releases, bios and photoshoots, instead elaborating on their music through a series of graphic art pieces released via telegrams.
It’s this old-school, unconventional attitude that shines through on their latest release “Up 2 Speed“, a vaporwave-influenced track exploring the challenges of keeping up with friends, news and technology in 2019.
“Nowadays, no-one is “Up 2 Speed””, the duo explains: “The world is moving too fast for humanity to cope. We can no longer reliably predict the future, even just a few years ahead. This song follows the story of old friends reuniting and struggling to keep up.”
The accompanying visuals portray a Black Mirror-esque dystopian prison, in which a prisoner is driven mad by their bizarre surroundings and bid to escape.
Watch the full video below and look out for more from Dirty Nice’s forthcoming debut EP “Sexbots, Devils and a High-Speed Car Chase”, due in October.