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The Manchester-based dream synth duo premiere their track 'Feel The Love'

G R E A T W A V E S are as mysterious as their name. David De Lacy and Oliver Cooper comprise the Manchester-based duo - with low, soul-penetrating melodies, and equally hypnotic production. Their debut single ‘The Shore/Into The Blue’ (Sways Records) embodies the intricate warmness they've been known to project both on records and at shows. Dazed caught up with the pair to discuss the beauty of nature, what they're listening to, and (literally) where they're going next...


...the story behind your name?
It evokes a sense of nature and we are forever fascinated with the beauty of nature. It is incredible; the way in which its power can often be unpredictable, inconceivable and immeasurable. Our music and live performances capture this and have a strong association with the name. 

...your favourite sound at the moment?
Christian Naujoks - Diver / Was It something I Said, The La's / Vashti Bunyan - Here Before 

...your favourite website?
Zen Habits 

...your favourite label?
Berlin electronic/minimilist orientated label Dial Records have consistently put out forward-thinking and inspirational music. Sways Records are a label like no other, it is a privilege & pleasure to know these guys.

...your worst fashion secret?
I wear long johns for about 3/7ths of the year. they are just really comfy and make me feel cosy.

...are you listening to now?
We are sitting in a Lebanese cafe in Manchester, the music is often wild and unpredictable, let me go ask the guy who works there what I can hear... Tony Hanna - Yaba La.

How would you describe your work? 
Visionary - An orchestra of synths, guitars, stripped down electronic percussive beats and deep vocals, merged with a collage of homemade field recordings. 

What's next?

Photography Jonathan Flanders