Moody, atmospheric synth bands are ten a penny at the moment, and since that Justin Bieber slowdown hit the web it’s been difficult to listen to many of them without thinking about what you’d seen behind that curtain of mystery. Glistening, camp Italo-disco numbers, however, are as rare as they’ve ever been. Glistening Pelt have probably never been clubbing at 5 a.m. at a Venetian allnighter, but sounds like they might have been, even though they come from the hilly wilds of Sheffield. Even more surprising than their English provincial origins is the fact that they’re almost unheralded despite having been hanging around for the best part of a year – perhaps that’s an indication of quite how niche they are. Of the two tracks uncovered, La Plage shows the more puzzling side of their repertoire, with glimmering synthetic beats the bedrock of this foreign language, 70’s inspired track. Raindrops just pips it as a highlight though, an instrumental that, for all it’s nods to the past, is one of the most futuristic rackets you’ll hear for a while.