South London newcomers Balcony stand on the borders of two cultures. On one side, they’re stepping into the future by pushing the boundaries of dark pop and future wave R&B. On the other, they capture the heart of timeless songwriting: immediate melodies, towering hooks and hugely relatable emotions.
Everything Balcony have released has been via their own Entourage Recordings label (no prizes for guessing that they’re big fans of Vincent Chase and co.). The band are enthusiastic about their DIY ethic, which they believe has given them the freedom to develop their sound. Landing playlists without the backing of a label hasn’t been easy, but they’ve featured on New Music Friday, Silk Sheets, Chilled Pop Beats and more.
Balcony find inspiration in an esoteric selection of cinematic references, ranging from Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet through to ‘90s teen melodrama The O.C. and Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, which was depicted in the video for ‘Parking Lots’.
The summer of 2018 saw Balcony develop their live sound. They hit festivals including Standon Calling and Boardmasters before supporting Au/Ra at The Camden Assembly and also playing a Clash party alongside Shakka, Ashnikko and HEX.