Today, our new music spotlight is on PREP

Location: LONDON

Line-up: Tom Havelock (vocals), Llywelyn ap Myrddin (keys), Dan Radclyffe (guitars), Guillaume Jambel (drums)

About: PREP came about as an alias for 4 artists with an eye-watering list of credits under their belts. Co-writer and keyboard player Llywelyn Ap Myrddin – a classical composer keen on electronica – began writing instrumentals with House music producer / drummer Guillaume Jambel (GIOM), who has previously headlined Fabric and collaborated with Defected Records. Llywelyn was thrown by the response to these tracks from Grammy nominee Dan Radclyffe, noted for his work on recordings by Drake and AlunaGeorge. “I played him this instrumental, and Dan said, ‘Well that’s quite Yacht Rock, isn’t it?’ And I was like ‘What on earth is Yacht Rock?'” Sensing the foundations of a shared musical DNA, Myrddin, Jambel and Radclyffe’s line up was solidified by frontman Tom Havelock (who’d previously been co-writing for Riton, Sinead Hartnett and Ray BLK), who’s effortless falsetto was immediately apparent as the perfect foil to the band’s airtight grooves.

What Hidden Herd say: PREP‘s latest track arrives coated in liquid gold; a toe-tapping balled that encapsulates the 80’s within a kaleidoscope dream. In their trademark fashion, ‘Cold Fire‘ brings forth the explosive glamour of Luther Vandross with an undeniably catchy allure.

For fans of: Lucky Tapes, Sun Rai

Next shows:‪

22 May TAIWAN Taipei, The Wall Live House
24 May JAPAN Tokyo, UNIT

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Latest track:Cold Fire